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  • Most Still Think Economy Unfair to the Middle Class

    Voters continue to believe the middle class gets the short end of the stick economically.

    A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that only 46% of Likely U.S. Voters think that the U.S. economy in general is fair, up slightly from 42% in September but even with findings a year ago. Fifty percent (50%) say the economy is unfair, down from 56% last fall. These findings include 10% who believe the economy is Very Fair and 18% who think it’s Not At All Fair. (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 Likely Voters was conducted on January 26-27, 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 See Less Government As Answer to Income Gap

    Many continue to complain about the growing difference in income between rich and poor in America and want the government to do something about it. But voters still think that’s a bad idea.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 31% of Likely U.S. Voters believe more government involvement in the economy will do more to close the income gap. Nearly twice as many (58%), however, say less government involvement in the economy is the better way to close that gap. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure. (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 Likely Voters was conducted on January 18-19, 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.

  • Younger Adults Rely Much Less on Cash

    Is America becoming a cashless society? (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 January 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.

  • Most Americans Bank Online Despite Security Concerns

    While online security breaches are a regular occurrence, most Americans continue to trust their banking to the Internet.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of American Adults bank online. Thirty-nine percent (39%) do not. This marks little change from nearly two years ago. (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 January 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.

  • Government Workers Are Least Likely to Work on Holidays

    Most working Americans still get major holidays off, especially if they work for the government.

    According to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, 83% of working Americans say their employer gives them time off for Thanksgiving and Christmas. That's unchanged from December 2013. (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 December 28-29, 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.

  • Few Americans See A Brighter Economic Future

    More than a third of Americans say they are in worse financial shape than they were last year at this time, and most of them expect to be even worse off 12 months from now.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 22% of American Adults think they are better off economically than they were a year ago. Thirty-six percent (36%) say they are worse off now, while slightly more (40%) say their finances are 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 December 28-29, 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.

  • Most Shoppers Are Going Online for Christmas

    A sizable majority of Americans are again using the Internet to finish their holiday shopping this year. (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 Adults nationwide was conducted on December 14-15, 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.

  • Holiday Shoppers Still Buying in Record Time

    Americans continue to shop at a record pace this holiday season. (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 Adults nationwide was conducted on December 10 and 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.

  • Pace of Holiday Spending Remains High

    Americans are either in a bigger spending mood this holiday season or just more eager to get their shopping done. The number who say they have begun their seasonal shopping has jumped to a record level following the Black Friday sales. (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 Adults nationwide was conducted on November 29, 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 Are More Confident In Home Sellers Market

    Americans are more convinced that their local housing market is good for sellers, although homeowners’ expectations for their own home values have stayed 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 November 5 and 8, 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.