Seventy-three percent (73%) of voters now say buying a home is still the best investment most families can make, despite the continued instability of the U.S. housing market. The new Rasmussen Reports survey marks a 10-point jump in confidence in home buying since early December when just 63% said a home was the best investment for most families.
Voters ages 18-39 are even more confident than older Americans about the wisdom of buying a house as a family investment. Eighty-one percent (81%) of African-Americans think a home is the best investment for most families, compared to 72% of whites.
Seventy-two percent (72%) of investors agree, as do 75% of non-investors.