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June 2011 National Housing Survey Monthly Indicators

June 1, 2011
New Monthly Indicators Provide Timely Insights Into Key Consumer Attitudes Driving Housing Decisions

Fannie Mae’s monthly national consumer attitudinal survey report provides eleven indicators offering a window into the opinions of Americans across the country. These behavioral insights convey what consumers think about the outlook for owning and renting a home and about their household finances, and may serve as key inputs for determining the future course of investment across housing types.

The most detailed attitudinal survey of its kind, the Fannie Mae National Housing Survey polls 1,000 Americans each month to assess their attitudes toward owning and renting a home, mortgage rates, homeownership distress, household finances, and overall consumer confidence. Homeowners and renters are asked more than 100 questions used to track attitudinal shifts (findings are compared to the same survey conducted monthly beginning June 2010). Fannie Mae conducts this survey and shares monthly and quarterly results so that we may help industry partners and market participants target our collective efforts to stabilize the housing market in the near-term, and provide support in the future.

The June 2011 Fannie Mae National Housing Survey was conducted between June 1, 2011 and June 28, 2011. Interviews were conducted by Penn Schoen Berland, in coordination with Fannie Mae. Forthcoming Fannie Mae National Housing Survey Monthly Reports will be released on or around the seventh day of every month.

On this Web page you will find a news release with details about the Fannie Mae National Housing Survey monthly release, the June 2011 data release highlighting eleven consumer attitudinal indicators, and technical notes on survey methodology and the questions asked of respondents associated with each monthly indicator.

Downloads and Related Links
News Release
June 2011 National Housing Survey Data Release (PDF)
Technical Notes (PDF)