Category Archives: Polling

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New AFR/CRL poll: By a 3 to 1 margin, voters of all parties support restoring right to consumer class actions

“A recent poll conducted by Lake Research Partners and Chesapeake Beach Consulting finds voters strongly support restoring consumers’ right to bring class action lawsuits against banks and lenders instead of being forced to take individual cases to an arbitrator of the lender’s choosing. After hearing an argument for and against, voters of all political parties express majority support for federal action to restore these rights.”

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Poll: 71 percent of Americans Support Regulation of Payday Lenders

“According to a new poll, conducted by GBA Strategies on behalf of Americans for Financial Reform, the Center for Responsible Lending, the National Council of La Raza, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, just 3 percent of registered voters have a favorable opinion of payday lenders. Yes, even used car salesmen and Wall Street banks are more well-liked than payday lenders.”

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AFR/CRL Poll: National Survey Finds Bipartisan Opposition to Forced Arbitration as the Issue Heads for a Vote in the House

With the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau now in a position to regulate the practice, a new poll shows strong public sentiment against the use of forced-arbitration clauses in consumer finance contracts. The poll demonstrates wide, bipartisan opposition to forced arbitration as the House of Representatives prepares to vote on a multi-agency appropriations bill that would put roadblocks in the way of CFPB action.