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  • 23% of Consumers Rate Economy Positively

    The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, held steady on Saturday at 94.1. Consumer confidence is down three points from a week ago, eight points from a month ago and eight points from three months ago.

    The Rasmussen Investor Index also held steady on Saturday to 112. Investor confidence is down one point from a week ago, five points from a month ago and three points from three months ago.

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  • 63% Say Their Home’s Worth More Now Than When They Bought It

    Homeowners remain upbeat about their home’s appreciation.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of American Homeowners think their home is worth more than when they bought it. That's up another point from July’s three-year high of 62%.  Prior to that, this finding has run in the mid- to high 50s since 2012.  Sixteen percent (16%) now say their home is worth less than when they bought it, while 19% think its value is about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 666 Adult Homeowners was conducted on September 14-15, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 37% Expect Their Home’s Value to Go Up Next Year

    Short- and long-term confidence in housing values are stable at levels seen since early last year and remain well ahead of whether they were for the four years prior to that.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 37% of U.S. homeowners now think the value of their home will go up in the next year. That’s up three points from August which was the lowest level of confidence measured in 2014. Fourteen percent (14%) expect the value of their home to go down over the next year, while 48% still expect it to stay about the same. Both those findings are unchanged from the previous survey. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 666 Adult Homeowners was conducted on September 14-15, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Think Government Workers Have It Made

    Americans continue to believe a government job is better than one with a private company.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of American Adults think government workers have more job security than those in the private sector. Just eight percent (8%) think government employees have less job security. Seventeen percent (17%) say job security is about the same for both. (To see survey questions, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on September 2-3, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Are Conflicted Over Corporate Taxes

    Nearly half of Americans recognize that the United States has higher corporate taxes than most other industrialized nations and think higher taxes on corporations hurt the economy. But just as many say the level of taxation is not high enough.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of American Adults think higher corporate taxes hurt the economy, while just 26% say they help. Fourteen percent (14%) think higher corporate taxes have no economic impact. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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     The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on August 29-30, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Are More Optimistic About Job Market

    Americans are a bit more optimistic about the current job picture and future job prospects.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 30% of American Adults think that the current job market is better than it was one year ago. This is up five points from July and is the highest level of optimism in over a year.  Twenty-seven percent (27%) say it’s worse now, the lowest finding since January. Forty percent (40%) feel the job market is about the same as it was a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on September 2-3, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • “Whopper” of a Deal: Americans Weigh in on Burger King Move

    The Obama administration and others have criticized a developing merger between Burger King and Canadian chain Tim Hortons over the fast-food burger chain's intention to move its headquarters to a country with lower corporate tax rates, though Burger King argues that is not the case. However, a plurality of American Adults say the government should not be able to stop a company from moving its headquarters to another country to reduce its tax load.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% of Adults believe the federal government should not be able to stop U.S. businesses from moving out of the country to reduce their U.S. taxes, but 37% disagree. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure.
     
     Forty-one percent (41%) have a favorable impression of Burger King, while 47% view the chain unfavorably. This includes 12% with a Very Favorable impression of the 60 year-old burger chain and 21% with a Very Unfavorable opinion. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on August 29-30, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Rasmussen Employment Index Reaches New High in August

    The Rasmussen Employment Index which measures worker confidence reached a new all-time high in August after falling for two months in a row.

    At 101.2, worker confidence is up nearly three points from July’s 98.4 and marks the highest finding in six years of regular tracking. The index reached its previous high in May at 100.1. The index fell to a recent low of 81.2 last October but gained steadily after that. It stood at 86.5 in August of last year.

    Generally speaking, an increase in the Rasmussen Employment Index suggests the upcoming government report on job creation will be stronger than the prior month’s reports.

  • 51% Expect Higher Interest Rates in a Year

    While half of Americans expect higher interest rates in the future, fewer are now paying higher rates than they were a year ago.

    A new Rasmussen reports national telephone survey finds that 18% of American Adults are currently paying higher interest rates than they were a year ago. That is down from 24% last month and is the lowest finding since November. Just 13% are paying lower rates than they were a year ago. Most Americans (61%) say their interest rates are about the same as last year, up four points from the previous survey. (To see survey questions wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 19-20, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Still Wonder if Fed Can Handle Inflation

    Americans remain highly concerned about inflation and continue to wonder if the Federal Reserve Board has the ability to keep it under control.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 75% of American Adults are concerned about inflation, consistent with monthly surveying for the past three years. This finding includes 37% who are Very Concerned. Twenty-two percent (22%) are not concerned about inflation, but that includes only four percent (4%) who are Not At All Concerned. (To see survey questions wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 19-20, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.