Essential Report

Buying a house

Apr 19, 2016

Q. Do you think it is easier or harder for young people to buy a house than it was for their parents’ generation?

  Total

 

  Men Women   Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Total harder 76%   75% 78%   75% 78% 76%
Total easier 7%   8% 6%   6% 7% 9%
Much harder 56% 54% 59% 57% 59% 52%
A little harder 20% 21% 19% 18% 19% 24%
About the same 13% 13% 12% 14% 10% 14%
A little easier 5% 6% 5% 4% 6% 6%
Much easier 2% 2% 1% 2% 1% 3%
Don’t know 4% 4% 4% 6% 4% 1%

 

76% think it is harder for young people to buy a house than it was for their parents’ generation.

There was little difference across age groups.

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