The Fed and QE3: All the polls in one place

September 13, 2012

With just a couple of hours to go before the world finds out whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will fire up the printing presses again this month, here’s a compilation of polls on the subject from different sources.

Not all are scientific in nature — the CNN and MarketWatch polls are simple yes/no questions open to the public on their websites — but it’s interesting to see that at least anecdotally, there seems to be a divide between the public and the professionals about whether the Fed will start up its bond buying program again.

With thanks to Somya Gupta for compiling.

  % of respondents who think Fed will announce more QE at Sept meeting Type of poll
WSJ Poll

72%

Economists

CNBC Poll

69%

Money managers, investment strategists and economists

Reuters Poll

66%

Economists

Bloomberg Poll

64%

Economists

CNN Poll

47%

Online public poll

MarketWatch

29%

Online public poll

 

 

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