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Americans Less Likely To Say Credit Cards Tempt Spending

The holiday shopping season is now in high gear, but fewer Americans are concerned that having credit cards tempt people to spend more than they can afford. That doesn’t mean they don’t see the need to cut back on spending though.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 64% of American Adults now say that credit cards tempt people to buy things they can’t afford, a finding that has been dropping steadily since 2009 when 83% of Americans said the same. By 2014, that number dropped to 78%.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 21, 2017 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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This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 21, 2017 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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