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Public Support for Making Loan Repayment Easier

October 16, 2019
 
 

Newly released results from a national survey found that 80 percent of Americans think the government should make it easier for borrowers to pay back student loans, with 58 percent saying so strongly.

The survey was conducted by SSRS, an opinion and market research company, for the Pew Charitable Trusts.

A majority of respondents from both political parties said the government should make it easier for borrowers to pay back student loans, with 91 percent of Democrats and 69 percent of Republicans backing that assertion. But 79 percent of all respondents said borrowers can do more to prioritize repaying their loans.

"Importantly, views on these two questions are not held independently of one another: Among those who believe that borrowers need to do more to prioritize their loans, 83 percent also say that there is a role for government action," Pew said.

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