Two-thirds of the British public expect interest rates to rise by 2015, according to the latest ITV News Index carried out by ComRes.
Of the 2,053 adults surveyed:
- 4% thought interest rates would rise by the end of the year
- 37% said it will happen in 2014
- 25% opted for 2015
- 7% believe it will take place in 2016
- 5% felt it will be in 2017 or later
- 23% said they did not know
Earlier today, Governor Mark Carney said the Bank of England will consider making changes to interest rates when the UK's unemployment rate reaches the 7% threshold - it was 7.1% in September.
Mr Carney said there was a "two in five chance" that the unemployment rate will make that threshold by the end of next year.
David Cameron says his economic plan is "on track" despite a Bank of England admission that interest rates could rise sooner than expected.
Today's growth forecast may seem to be good news for the Coalition, but the increasing cost of living could cause problems at the polls.
Most borrowers are not economists. Deciding whether they can afford to borrow has just become more difficult.