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  • Daily Consumer Index
  • Consumer Spending Update: Confidence in Personal Finances, Spending Jump to Record Highs

    As overall confidence in the economy continues to hover near record highs, Americans are now feeling it in their wallets as well with sentiments on their own personal finances and anticipated spending shattering previous highs.

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.  

    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on November 4, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2.5 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 Stay Positive About Jobs Picture

    Americans see a better job market these days and tend to think it will stay that way. For Democrats more than others, though, more government hiring is the way to go.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 44% of all American Adults believe the job market is better than it was a year ago. That’s consistent with findings over the past 18 months and up from the teens and 20s during the Obama years. Just 19% think the job market’s worse now. Thirty percent (30%) say things are about the same as they were a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted November 4-5, 2019 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.

  • 49% Expect Tax Hikes If Democrat Elected in 2020

    Cutting taxes remains an important voting issue for 2020, but voters think it’s more likely taxes will go up, especially if the Democratic nominee wins the White House.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters think their taxes are more likely to go up if the Democratic presidential nominee defeats President Trump next year. Only 15% say taxes are more likely to go down, while 29% expect them to remain about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 23-24, 2019 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.

  • Consumer Spending Update: Americans Still Ride High on Trump Economic Bump

    The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index held steady at 139.4 in October, virtually unchanged from last month and still among all-time highs to date.

    Enthusiasm about the economy started to grow immediately following Donald Trump's election as president in November 2016 and spiked to 145.9 in February 2018. By comparison, in President Obama’s final years in office, this index reached a high of 121.5 in January 2015 and was at 108.1 his last month in the White House.

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.  

    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on October 1-2, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Balk At $2.5 Trillion ‘Housing for All’ Plan

    Most voters agree there’s a housing shortage in America but stop short of embracing Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ $2.5 trillion plan to guarantee housing for all.

    Fifty-six percent (56%) of Likely U.S. Voters think there is a shortage of safe and affordable housing in America today. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 28% disagree, but 16% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 19 and 22, 2019 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.

  • Consumer Spending Update: Consumer Confidence Remains Near Five-Year Highs

    The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index held steady at 140.8 in September, virtually unchanged from last month and still among 2019's highs to date.

    Enthusiasm about the economy started to grow immediately following Donald Trump's election as president in November 2016 and spiked to 145.9 in February 2018. By comparison, in President Obama’s final years in office, this index reached a high of 121.5 in January 2015 and was at 108.1 his last month in the White House.

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.  

    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on September 1-2, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Most Oppose Taxpayer Bailout of Ailing Union Pension Funds

    A number of trade union pension funds are now well short of the money they need to pay promised benefits. But most voters oppose legislation now working its way through Congress to siphon billions of dollars in loans and direct cash to these ailing funds.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters oppose a taxpayer bailout of underfunded union pension funds. Just 26% support a pension bailout. A sizable 21% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 11-12, 2019 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.

  • Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Steadies, Still Near All-Time Highs

    The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped to 140.9 in August, down nearly four points from last month but still among 2019's highs to date.

    Enthusiasm about the economy started to grow immediately following Donald Trump's election as president in November 2016 and spiked to 145.9 in February 2018. By comparison, in President Obama’s final years in office, this index reached a high of 121.5 in January 2015 and was at 108.1 his last month in the White House.

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.  

    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on August 1, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2.5 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 Owe Less, Worry Less About Rising Interest Rates

    Americans aren’t complaining as much about higher debt these days and are much less likely to see higher interest rates on the horizon.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 19% of American Adults say they owe more money than they did a year ago. This compares to 34% five years ago and is the lowest finding in surveying since early 2009. Thirty-seven percent (37%) say they owe less than they did last year at this time, while 39% say their level of debt is about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 11 and 14, 2019 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.

  • Confidence in Housing Market Remains At Record Highs

    Homeowners continue to feel better about the housing market than they have in years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of American homeowners think the value of their home is likely to go up over the next year. That’s up from 49% last November and just short of the all-time high of 53% reached in October 2017. Ten years ago, just 20% were that optimistic. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 725 American Homeowners was conducted on July 9-10, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.