ALEXANDRIA, VA --Three ouf of four voters support tax incentives for home ownership and 73% would oppose eliminating home mortgage interest deduction, according to a survey conducted earlier this month by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB.)

“The American electorate is sending a clear message that owning a home remains a cornerstone of the American Dream and preserving a federal commitment to home ownership is essential to maintain a thriving middle class and get housing and the economy back on track,” said Neil Newhouse, a partner and co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies, which conducted the survey of 1,500 likely voters on behalf of NAHB.

The survey findings are consistent with the results of other public opinion surveys. In a New York Times/CBS News poll conducted in June, 89 percent said that home ownership is an important part of the American Dream and more than 90 percent indicated that it is important for the federal government to continue the mortgage interest deduction.

Read more about the NAHB home ownership survey.

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