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Polls Show Voters Support Financial Reform

Submitted by on June 11, 2010 – 1:53 pm
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With Congress finishing up work on Wall Street reform, it’s clear the high ground is with those supporting strong reform.  Read about actions supporting financial reform across the country here.

  • 53% of Americans want their Congressional candidate to support reforming Wall Street, 25% enthusiastically so. [NBC/Wall Street Journal, 6/24/10]
  • A majority of Americans favor the financial reform bill that would create new rules for banks and other financial institutions. [NPR, 6/7-10]
  • 81% of Americans say passing legislation to more strictly regulate financial institutions is somewhat or very important. [Pew Research/National Journal Poll, 5/13-16 (pdf)]
  • 69% of Americans favor new stricter controls and regulations on Wall Street and the financial services industry [Fox News Poll, 5/4-5]
  • 60% of Americans approve of legislation that would rein in big banks and Wall Street, up 7 points since March [CNN Poll, 5/21-23]
  • A majority of Americans think the government should increase regulations on big banks now to help prevent more financial crises from happening again in the future. [CBS News Poll, 5/20-23]
  • 58% of Americans say Congress is not doing enough to protect consumers and rein in the excesses of Wall Street and their risky investment activities [NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll, 5/6-10 (pdf)]

See more polling details here.

With Congress finishing up work on Wall Street reform, it’s clear the high ground is with those supporting strong reform.

  • 81% of Americans say passing legislation to more strictly regulate financial institutions is somewhat or very important. [Pew Research/National Journal Poll, 5/13-16]
  • 69% of Americans favor new stricter controls and regulations on Wall Street and the financial services industry [Fox News Poll, 5/4-5]
  • 60% of Americans approve of legislation that would rein in big banks and Wall Street, up 7 points since March [CNN Poll, 5/21-23]
  • A Majority of Americans think the government should increase regulations on big banks now to help prevent more financial crises from happening again in the future. [CBS News Poll, 5/20-23]
  • 58% of Americans sayCongress isnot doing enough to protect consumers and rein in the excesses of Wall Street and their risky investment activities [NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll, 5/6-10]