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  • Consumer Spending Update: Positive Economic Attitudes Mean More Spending

    With the Dow Jones continuing to reach all-time highs and unemployment at its lowest level in years, consumers aren’t just feeling better about the economy and their own personal finances. They’re starting to feel better about spending, too.

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    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on August 2 - 6, 2017 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 Fear Stock Market Could Collapse

    The Dow Jones Index has been enjoying record highs since Donald Trump was elected president, but most Americans remain on edge that the stock market could collapse again. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 7-8, 2017 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 Aren't Sure More Work Means More Pay

    While unemployment is trending down and Americans are more upbeat about their job prospects than they have been in years, that doesn't mean they expect a bigger paycheck. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 3 and 6, 2017 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.

  • More Americans Think Raising Minimum Wage Will Help Economy

    Despite some recent studies that suggest otherwise, Americans feel more strongly that raising the minimum wage is a good economic move and are more likely to believe it should be a living wage.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of American Adults believe raising the hourly minimum wage will help the economy, while 32% say it would hurt the economy. Twelve percent (12%) say it would have no economic impact, while 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 1-2, 2017 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.

  • More Than Ever Are Optimistic About Economic Opportunity in America

    With the Dow closing at new highs this week and unemployment down, Americans are more confident than they have been in years that it’s possible for just about anyone to find a job - and even get rich - in America.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63% of American Adults think it’s possible for anyone who really wants to work to find a job in this country. That’s up from the previous high of 61% in October 2014 and is the highest level of optimism in more than eight years of surveying. Prior to this survey, this number generally remained in the mid-40s to mid-50s. Just 26% disagree and say it’s not possible for anyone who wants to work to find a job, a new low. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 30-31, 2017 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: Confidence in Personal Finances Hits Four-Year High

    Consumers are seeing green again when it comes to rating the economy and their own personal finances, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re ready to start spending more.

    The Rasmussen Reports Economic Rating Index is up nearly five points from last month to 157.3, just one point shy of March’s highest level of confidence in the economy since 2014. Immediately following the 2016 presidential election, enthusiasm about the economy started to grow and has been on the upswing for six of the last eight months. In President Obama’s final year in office, economic ratings ranged from 112.7 to 122.9.

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    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on July 5, 2017 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.

  • Voter Confidence in Economic Fairness Jumps to New High

    As the unemployment rate drops to its lowest level in 10 years, optimism among voters that the U.S. economy is fair has soared to new highs.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters think the U.S. economy today, generally speaking, is at least somewhat fair. That’s up from 45% the last time the question was asked in October and is at its highest level since Rasmussen Reports first asked the question in December 2012. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 8 and 11, 2017 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: Is Consumer Confidence Making Another Comeback?

    For the last three months, the overall Consumer Confidence Index has been falling from its three-year high, but June’s four-point jump to 116.7 (the second highest rating in this index’s history) suggests there’s hope on the horizon.

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    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on June 5-6, 2017 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 Are Closely Conflicted Over Employment Prospects

    The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to a 10-year low, but Americans remain divided over where that rate is headed from here. With Republicans controlling the White House and Congress, GOP adults are now far more confident that unemployment will be lower in a year’s time, while Democrats are noticeably less cheery.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 26% of American Adults think unemployment will be higher a year from today. Thirty-one percent (31%) believe the unemployment rate will be lower in a year's time, while 34% say the unemployment situation will be about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on May 9-10, 2017 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.

  • Appetite for Spending Cools As Summer Approaches

    Once hot sentiments on the direction of the economy and personal finances following President Trump’s inauguration are now cooling, and so is consumer spending.

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    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on May 1-2, 2017 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.