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  • More Voters Think Regulation Good for Big Businesses, Bad for Small Ones

    President-elect Donald Trump promised during the campaign to reduce government regulations on business. Most voters agree that government regulations tend to hurt small businesses more and that large companies take advantage of the political system, but a growing number of voters think regulations are the best way to keep big businesses in check. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 30-December 1, 2016 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 Say Trump Better Than Obama for Jobs

    On the heels of President-elect Trump’s announcement that Carrier will not be leaving Indiana for Mexico, voters predict Trump will be a better jobs president than the man he is replacing. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 30-December 1, 2016 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.

  • For Working Americans, Staying Put is Best Bet

    Half of working Americans expect a raise in the coming year, and they think the best place to get it is where they are employed now. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 13-14, 2016 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.

  • Democrats Expect Economic Growth More than Others Do

    Americans aren’t exactly upbeat about the economy and housing prices over the next year, but fewer expect a weaker economy in a year’s time compared to past years. Democrats are a lot more optimistic, though, than other adults are. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 24-25, 2016 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 Say Economy Unfair to Middle Class

    Voters are torn over the fairness of the U.S. economy in general, but they still think it’s particularly unfair to middle-class Americans.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 35% of Likely U.S. Voters think the U.S. economy is at least somewhat fair to the middle class. Most, however, (63%) think it’s unfair. This includes just five percent (5%) who say the economy is Very Fair to middle-class Americans and 21% who say it’s Not At All Fair. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 4-5, 2016 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 Think Government Should Protect Businesses More

    Americans remain skeptical of so-called “free trade,” and most believe the U.S. government doesn’t do enough to protect businesses here from overseas competition. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on August 21-22, 2016 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 Less Enthusiastic About Sales Tax Holidays

    Seventeen states nationwide will temporarily suspend some sales taxes to boost back-to-school shopping this year, but Americans seem less interested in taking advantage of sales tax holidays compared to past years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of American Adults say they are more likely to buy things during a sales tax holiday. That’s down from 54% two years ago and is the lowest finding in tracking since 2010. Fourteen percent (14%) say they are less likely to make purchases during a sales tax holiday, while 38% say it has no impact on their buying decisions. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 11 and 14, 2016 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.

  • Most Now Say Driverless Cars Make Roads Less Safe

    The death of a passenger in a driverless Tesla car has called the safety of these cutting-edge vehicles into question,  with  more Americans than ever saying driverless cars will make the roads a more dangerous place.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of American Adults think the introduction of driverless cars will make the roads less safe. Half as many (25%) believe they will make roads safer, while 10% think driverless cars will have no impact on road safety. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on July 5, 2016 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 Willing to Pay More to Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs

    Americans strongly agree with both major presidential candidates about the importance of bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States and are willing to pay more for consumer goods to make it happen. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 30 and July 3, 2016 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 Gas Prices on the Rise

    With the summer driving season at hand, Americans are much more pessimistic about gas prices than they were last summer.

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    The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 8-9, 2016 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.