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Questions - Mortgages - October 13-14, 2010

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted October 13-14, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports


1. How closely have you followed recent news reports about investigations of the foreclosure practices of some of the nation’s largest lenders?



2* Some say that Wall Street investors and mortgage companies are to blame for the problems with subprime mortgages and foreclosures. Others say that individuals who borrowed more than they could afford are to blame. Who do you believe is primarily to blame?



3* If some lenders are penalized for their foreclosure practices, will that make it easier or harder for most buyers to obtain a mortgage?




4* Do we need new laws for the mortgage industry or do we need to enforce the laws we already have?




 5* Would you favor or oppose a plan forcing banks to stop all mortgage foreclosures for the next six months?



NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence