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ITV News Index

ComRes interviewed 2,055 British adults online between 28th February and 2nd March 2014. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

Date Published: 05 Mar 2014

Categories: Economy | Public and communities | UK


ComRes / ITV News Poll: Half say savers made to pay for economic crisis

A Comres / ITV news poll has found that half of the public say that savers are being made to pay for the economic crisis. It also found a similar proportion say they are “frustrated” that interest rates have not risen in the past year (37%) as say that they are “relieved” (33%).

Twice as many people say that interest rates remaining at 0.5% has harmed their financial situation (39%), as say it has benefited their finances (20%).

The majority (55%) say that, by keeping interest rates low, savers are being made to pay for the economic crisis.

Two thirds (65%) agree, in the current economic situation, the Government is more concerned with protecting the banks than the British public, representing a six-month high.

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