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INSCOP Survey: mixed opinions on the responsibility for the Swiss franc's crisis

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Romanians have mixed opinions when it comes to the responsibility for the Swiss franc's crisis and assuming solutions to fix the situation created, reveals the barometer conducted by INSCOP Research 

According to the survey, over 30 percent of Romanians (30.6 percent) believe that the responsibility for the difficult situation in which the people who have taken out loans in Swiss francs rests with that banks that extended the loans. 

Some 26.5 percent of Romanians say that those that have taken out the loans are responsible for difficult situation they are in, and 15.9 percent indicate the National Bank of Switzerland to be responsible for the situation created, whereas 12.4 percent believe that the responsibility rests with Romania's Central Bank. 14.6 percent of respondents do not know or will not answer this question. 

As to assuming solutions to fix the difficult situation tens of thousands of Romanian repaying Swiss franc loans are in, 37 percent of respondents believe that higher instalments on these loans should be borne both by those who have taken out the loans, as well as by the banks which extended the loans. 

24.1 percent say that the higher instalments on these loans should be borne exclusively by those who have taken them, whilst 21.9 percent believe that the higher rates should be borne exclusively by banks that have lent the money. 4.1 percent of respondents believe that the higher instalments for these loans should be borne by the state, from public funds. 12.9 percent do not know or will not answer this question. 

The barometer was commissioned by "Adevarul" daily and conducted by INSCOP Research from February 5 to 10, 2015. The sample volume was 1,065 people and it is representative for Romania's population aged 18 and over. The maximum accepted error of the data is plus/minus 3 percent, at a confidence level of 95 percent. The method used was a questionnaire-based interview conducted at the respondents' domicile. 

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