Level of Credit Card Debt (October 2012)

Level of Credit Card Debt (October 2012)

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Owe a lot more than you can afford15%
Owe a little more than you can afford14%
Owe about what you can afford24%
Owe less than what you can afford17%
Don't have any debts16%
Don't have any credit cards or installment loans12%
Don't know2%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Owe a lot more than you can afford14%18%14%
Owe a little more than you can afford12%18%15%
Owe about what you can afford26%21%24%
Owe less than what you can afford21%11%15%
Don't have any debts13%21%18%
Don't have any credit cards or installment loans12%7%13%
Don't know2%3%1%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Owe a lot more than you can afford17%14%13%
Owe a little more than you can afford13%15%16%
Owe about what you can afford18%27%27%
Owe less than what you can afford20%11%14%
Don't have any debts22%15%16%
Don't have any credit cards or installment loans9%17%14%
Don't know1%0%1%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Owe a lot more than you can afford17%22%10%
Owe a little more than you can afford10%20%11%
Owe about what you can afford27%31%23%
Owe less than what you can afford22%15%23%
Don't have any debts19%7%12%
Don't have any credit cards or installment loans6%6%17%
Don't know0%1%4%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Owe a lot more than you can afford11%19%12%
Owe a little more than you can afford13%15%14%
Owe about what you can afford21%24%25%
Owe less than what you can afford24%15%17%
Don't have any debts21%13%17%
Don't have any credit cards or installment loans10%11%14%
Don't know1%3%1%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Owe a lot more than you can afford14%12%10%
Owe a little more than you can afford14%9%24%
Owe about what you can afford30%21%22%
Owe less than what you can afford16%21%12%
Don't have any debts15%20%13%
Don't have any credit cards or installment loans11%15%18%
Don't know0%2%0%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Owe a lot more than you can afford11%9%19%
Owe a little more than you can afford12%16%4%
Owe about what you can afford23%15%29%
Owe less than what you can afford15%39%11%
Don't have any debts29%11%20%
Don't have any credit cards or installment loans10%10%14%
Don't know0%1%4%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
Owe a lot more than you can afford14%19%15%
Owe a little more than you can afford14%18%11%
Owe about what you can afford23%21%26%
Owe less than what you can afford20%13%20%
Don't have any debts14%15%18%
Don't have any credit cards or installment loans14%13%8%
Don't know2%1%1%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Owe a lot more than you can afford15%16%13%
Owe a little more than you can afford15%11%12%
Owe about what you can afford22%20%38%
Owe less than what you can afford17%19%19%
Don't have any debts18%14%9%
Don't have any credit cards or installment loans12%16%9%
Don't know1%5%1%

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categoryMaleFemale
Owe a lot more than you can afford13%16%
Owe a little more than you can afford13%15%
Owe about what you can afford23%24%
Owe less than what you can afford25%11%
Don't have any debts16%16%
Don't have any credit cards or installment loans8%15%
Don't know1%3%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Owe a lot more than you can afford16%15%13%
Owe a little more than you can afford10%15%18%
Owe about what you can afford24%23%26%
Owe less than what you can afford16%20%12%
Don't have any debts15%16%17%
Don't have any credit cards or installment loans16%10%13%
Don't know3%1%2%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Owe a lot more than you can afford6%17%13%18%17%6%
Owe a little more than you can afford8%13%16%15%15%13%
Owe about what you can afford26%24%24%31%20%18%
Owe less than what you can afford21%14%18%16%18%28%
Don't have any debts26%14%16%7%19%21%
Don't have any credit cards or installment loans12%15%12%11%8%13%
Don't know0%3%1%2%1%0%

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