Financial Crisis Responsibility Poll - Results

We asked our readers who they thought bears primary responsibility for the financial crisis.

Almost 1,700 people participated in the poll.

Here are the results:

35.5% of participants said that they thought poor risk management systems / procedures were the prime cause of the crisis

23.1% said that greed was the root cause

15.9% said that it was down to governments and lawmakers

9.4% put it down to lax regulation

8.5% said it was the fault of central banks

6.5% put it at the door of the credit rating agencies

and just 1.1% said it was compensation structures

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