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  • Consumer Confidence Marches Upward

    With the release of last week’s jobs report reflecting a near 50-year low for unemployment, consumer confidence has started to rise once again.

    The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index for October rose to 144.2, up five points from September and the second highest finding in four years of surveying.

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    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on October 1-2, 2018 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.

  • Following Record Jobs Report, Fewer Than Ever Know Someone Unemployed

    The latest jobs report released Friday shows unemployment at a 49-year low, and fewer Americans than ever now know someone out of work.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of American Adults know someone who is out of work and looking for a job, down from May’s previous low of 46%. Before that, the number of Americans who knew someone who was unemployed never dropped below 50%. Fifty percent (50%) now say they don’t know anyone unemployed and looking for work, a new all-time high, 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 October 7-8, 2018 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.

  • Men, Women Disagree on Gov. Mandate to Seat Women on Boards of Directors

    California now requires all publicly traded companies in the state to have at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019. While men and women don’t see eye-to-eye on whether they’d want a law like this in their state, they do agree that the decision shouldn’t be up to the government.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of American Adults favor a law in their state like the one in California that mandates all publicly traded companies have at least one woman on their board of directors. Just as many (42%) oppose such a law in their state, but 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 1-2, 2018 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: Consumer Confidence Levels Off - At Record Levels

    Consumer confidence appears to have plateaued, but it remains at record highs.

    The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped a point to 138.8. This is the second month in a row that the index has experienced a slight drop, although it is still among the highest ratings in four years of surveying.

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    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on September 3-4, 2018 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.

  • Voters Put Economic Growth Ahead of Fairness

    Voters continue to prioritize making sure the economy is growing over making sure it is fair, but they think government involvement would make society less fair.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters think, generally speaking, economic growth is more important than economic fairness. Thirty-nine percent (39%) think fairness is more important. This shows little change from surveys dating back to 2013. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 20-21, 2018 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 Like The Idea of Raising Minimum Wage?

    Earlier this week, North Carolina became one of at least four states to raise the hourly minimum wage of state workers to $15. Though Americans increasingly believe that raising the minimum wage will benefit the country’s economy, few want to see their state follow suit in raising it to $15 an hour.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of American Adults believe raising the hourly minimum wage will help the economy, while 30% think it will hurt the economy. Thirteen percent (13%) feel raising the minimum wage will have no impact on the economy. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 20-21, 2018 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: Americans Open Their Wallets Wider

    As economic confidence stays perched among the highest levels in four years of surveying, consumers are ready to open their wallets again, just in time for the back-to-school shopping season.

    The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index held steady at 139.7 this month, less than a point lower than July. This index rating is still among the highest in four years of surveying.

    Enthusiasm about the economy started to grow immediately following Donald Trump's election as president in November 2016 and spiked at 145.9 in February of this year. By comparison, in President Obama’s final years in office, this index reached a high of 121.5 in January 2015 and was at 108.1 his last month in the White House.

  • Americans Agree ‘Made in America’ Is More Than A Slogan

    President Trump visited Granite City, Illinois, last week to address the success of a recently reopened steel mill there, saying, "Made in America. It's not just a slogan but a way of life.” Most Americans agree with the president and say buying American-made is important to them.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of American Adults agree with the president that “Made in America” is not just a slogan, but a way of life. Twenty-one percent (21%) of Americans disagree, but 19% are not sure. It’s important to note the question did not mention who made the statement. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 29-30, 2018 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 Like the Idea of a 4-Day Work Week

    Companies in several countries around the world have experimented with changing employees’ work schedules from five eight-hour days to four 10-hour shifts with the goal of increasing employee productivity and morale. Americans are receptive to the idea and see the potential for improved productivity in the workplace.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of American Adults think a change to four 10-hour work days a week is good for employees. Just 15% see such a move as bad for employees, while 20% think a five-day to four-day shift makes no difference. Another 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 19 & 22, 2018 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 Concerned About U.S.-China Trade War

    The United States is setting the stage for a trade war with China over the Trump administration’s increased tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of Chinese imports, something nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned about.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of American Adults are at least somewhat concerned about a possible U.S. trade war with China, including 32% who are Very Concerned. Just 34% are not concerned about an impending trade war, with 11% 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 July 11-12, 2018 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