Two Thirds Want
Interest-Free Student Loans
Agreement with interest-free loans until paid
In a random sampling
of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1124 Ontario voters, two
thirds agree that provincial student loans should remain interest free, not
just as long as the student is in school, but until they are paid, whenever
that may be (66%). Just one quarter do not approve of this idea (25%) and a
tenth have no opinion (9%).
Agreement with the
idea is especially common to the youngest (73%) but not the oldest (54%), with
females (70%) rather than males (38%), among the less wealthy ($20K to $40K -
77%), among mothers (77%) and among New Democrats (81%).
Opposition is common
to boomers (55 to 64 - 31%), the wealthiest ($100K to $250K - 37%), in Toronto
(30%), among PCs (38%) and the best educated (post grad - 30%).
“It is interesting to
see that those who agree the least with this idea, the oldest and wealthiest,
are those least likely to need it" said Forum Research President, Dr.
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
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