Poll: Majority supports blanket cancellation of student loan
Fifty-two percent of Americans said they were in favor of a blanket student loan forgiveness “for all borrowers,” according to a new Go Banking Rates survey released on Thursday.
Twelve percent of those polled in the survey said they believe student loan cancellation should be given to low-income and heavily indebted people, 11% said civil servants should be canceled on their loans, and 4% said they supported the temporary loan cancellation through COVID. -19 pandemic.
About 20 percent of respondents don’t think the federal government should undertake a student loan forgiveness.
The majority of men and women and most age groups are in favor of blanket cancellation of student loans, although this position is only supported by 39% of those over 65. Thirty-six percent of older respondents say the government should avoid the issue of student loans.
President Biden has said he will support a Congressional move to write off up to $ 10,000 per student loan borrower, although he has so far rejected progressive calls for more drastic action on the debt student.
The survey was conducted from April 16 to May 18 with responses collected from 3,633 people. He did not list a margin of error.