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  • Pessimism Over Interest Rates Rises

    Most Americans continue to lack confidence in the Federal Reserve Board to keep interest rates down and expect to pay higher rates next year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 43% of American Adults are now confident in the Federal Reserve Board to keep inflation under control and interest rates down. That’s down three points from February  but consistent with attitudes for the past three years. However, this includes just 12% who are Very Confident in the Fed's ability to keep the economy under control. Fifty-four percent (54%) lack that confidence, including 19% who are Not At All Confident that the Fed can keep inflation under control and interest rates down. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 25-26, 2015 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.

  • Gas Prices To Rise? Hold Steady?

    Gas prices have hit recent lows in many parts of the country, but do most Americans expect that to last?

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 25-26, 2015 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.

  • Voters Worry China’s Problems Are Coming Our Way

    Americans are definitely worried that the unfolding economic crisis in China may have repercussions on this side of the Pacific. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 13 and 16, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC . See methodology.

  • Americans Think Illegals Are Taking Their Jobs

    As the U.S. economy continues to stumble along, many Americans suspect they’re competing for jobs with the growing number of illegal immigrants in this country.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters believe illegal immigrants are taking jobs away from U.S. citizens. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree, but 11% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 9-10, 2015 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.

  • Do Americans Work Hard Enough?

    Most voters think they already work hard enough and disagree with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush that they need to work even harder to help fix the economy.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters think Americans work harder than people in most other countries. Just 22% say Americans don’t work as hard, while 26% feel they work about the same amount as those in other countries. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 12-13, 2015 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.

  • Are Obama’s Overtime Changes Good for the Economy?

    Voters appear more supportive of President Obama’s expansion of overtime pay than they were last year, but most also still feel that business owners, not the government, should make the decisions about their businesses.

    The president's proposed change would raise the income requirement for salaried workers to be eligible for overtime pay from under $23,660 to up to $50,440 a year, and a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters believe increasing the number of people eligible for overtime will help the economy. That’s up from 37% in March of last year just after the president first announced the proposal, although he gave no precise figures at that time.  Twenty-seven percent (27%) believe expanding the availability of overtime pay will hurt the economy. Fifteen percent (15%) say the change will have no economic impact, while 10% more are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 30-July 1, 2015 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.

  • Voters Believe People Get Rich Through Hard Work

    When it comes to building wealth, voters don’t see an easy way out: they still believe most people get rich by working hard. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 953 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on June 16-17, 2015 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.

  • Which is More Important: Economic Growth or Fairness?

    Voters say that economic growth is more important than economic fairness and they give a thumbs up to policies that expand the economy over policies that promote fairness.
     
     A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters say that economic growth is more important, while 39% say that economic fairness is more important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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     The survey of 953 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on June 16-17, 2015 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 See Free Trade As Good for Business, or Do They?

    Americans are conflicted on free trade. Most think the government doesn’t do enough to protect U.S. businesses, but at the same time they think those businesses will do better against foreign competitors with a wide-open market.

    Fifty-one percent (51%) of American Adults believe free-market competition with businesses worldwide is a better way for U.S. companies to succeed. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 24% think government protection from foreign products is the better way to go. That’s down 10 points from 34% nearly three years ago.  Just as many (25%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on April 22-23, 2015 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.

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  • Americans Think Free Trade Good for Consumers, Bad for U.S. Jobs

    Americans are a little less enthusiastic about free trade, even though they admit it’s better for consumers. But they’re also more likely now to see it as a job killer. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on April 22-23, 2015 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.