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  • 46% Believe U.S. is in a Recession

    The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, dipped one point on Thursday to 104.7. Consumer confidence is up four points from a week ago and four points from a month ago but is down two points from three months ago.

    The Rasmussen Investor Index is down three points on Thursday to 117.5. Investor confidence is down one point from a week ago, up two points from a month ago and down five points from three months ago.

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    Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.The Rasmussen Consumer Index and Investor Indexes are derived from nightly telephone surveys of 1,500 adults and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. The baseline for the Index was established at 100.0 in October 2001. Readings above 100.0 indicate that confidence is higher than in the baseline month.

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  • 52% Consider a Home a Family’s Best Investment

    Americans still to tend to view a home as a family’s best investment and remain cautiously optimistic about the current housing market where they live.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 34% of American Adults say now is a good time for someone in their area to sell a house, up slightly from a month ago but down from September's high of 39%. Thirty-nine percent (39%) now disagree and think it's not a good time to sell. But that's a seven-point improvement from 46% in March. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are undecided.

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 18-19, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 24% Believe Gov't Should Assist Those Who Can’t Make Mortgage Payments

    Support for the government helping underwater homeowners remains at higher levels than it has been in been for most of the past four years. A new Rasmussen Reports national survey telephone survey finds that 24% of Americans believe that if someone cannot afford to make their increased mortgage payments, the government should assist them in making those payments. That's down just one point from 25% in February, the highest level of support for government assistance on mortgage payments since September 2012.  Sixty-one percent (61%), however, still believe if someone cannot afford to make their mortgage payments, that person should sell the home and find a less expensive one. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 653 Adult Homeowners and 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 18-19, 2014 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.

  • 38% Think Their Home Will Be Worth More A Year From Now

    Short- and long-term confidence in the housing market remain at levels seen since the beginning of last year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of American homeowners expect their home’s value to go up over the next year. That's up two points from March and the highest finding since October. Just 13% expect housing values to go down over the next year, while nearly half (46%) think they will remain the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 668 Adult Homeowners was conducted on April 18-19, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 50% Expect Higher Interest Rates Next Year

    Most Americans say they are paying the same amount in interest as they were a year ago, but half expect to be paying more a year from now.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey funds that 28% of American Adults owe more money than they did a year ago, down from last month’s recent high of 31%. Thirty-three percent (33%) say they owe less than they did a year ago, while slightly more (35%) say they owe about the same amount. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 14-15, 2014 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.

  • 72% Expect to Pay More For Groceries A Year From Now

    Three-out-of-four Americans remain concerned about inflation, and the number who expects to pay more in the grocery store a year from now is higher than it’s been in months.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 75% of American Adults are at least somewhat concerned about inflation, with 38% who are Very Concerned. Twenty percent (20%) don't share that concern, but that includes just four percent (4%) who are Not At All Concerned. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 14-15, 2014 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.

  • 62% View U.S. Economy As Unfair to the Middle Class

    Most voters continue to believe that the U.S. economy is fair to women, blacks and Hispanics but still view it as unfair to the middle class.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe the economy is fair to the middle class, little changed from December but down from a high of 43% in January of last year. Sixty-two percent (62%) describe the economy as unfair to the middle class, down from a high of 66% in December but more in line with regular findings for the past year. These findings include five percent (5%) who say the economy is Very Fair and 21% who see it as 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 April 13-14, 2014 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.

  • 50% Still Confident in Stability of Banking System

    Half of American Adults are still confident in the stability of the U.S. banking system today.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 50% are at least somewhat confident in the stability of the nation's banks, but that includes just 10% who are Very Confident. Forty-four percent (44%) are not confident in the banking industry, with 12% who are Not at All Confident. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 14-15, 2014 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.

  • 65% of Internet Users Are Still Confident in Banking, Business Online

    Most Americans now bank online and are comfortable with doing business over the Internet in spite of the recently disclosed Heartbleed security breach. But most also admit they have had to change Internet passwords because of security worries.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 82% of American Adults now use the Internet at least once a week, with 66% who say they use it every day or nearly every day. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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    The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 10-11, 2014 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.

  • 54% Think Increased Reliance on Internet Makes U.S. Economy More Vulnerable

    The recently-disclosed Heartbleed bug has reportedly jeopardized the security of a number of major web sites, and many Americans now worry that increased dependency on the Internet puts the U.S. economy more at risk.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of American Adults think America’s increasing reliance on the Internet for business and financial transactions makes the economy more vulnerable to attack. Just eight percent (8%) think this increased dependency makes the U.S. economy less vulnerable, while 31% say the level of risk is unchanged. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 10-11, 2014 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.