20% Believe Targeted Government Programs Will Help Housing Market
The Federal Reserve Board announced last week that it will attempt to help the housing market by buying mortgages to keep interest rates at record lows. But only 20% of American Adults believe it is possible for targeted government programs to help the housing market.
Sixty-nine percent (69%) think the housing market will improve only when the overall economy improves, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 14-15, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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