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  • 30% of Consumers, 36% of Investors Say U.S. Economy is Getting Better

    The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, fell five points on Friday to 98.2. Consumer confidence is down three points from a week ago, even with a month ago and down four points from three months ago.

    The Rasmussen Investor Index fell three point on Friday to 111.0. Investor confidence is down three points from a week ago, one point from a month ago and six points from three months ago.

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  • Confidence in U.S. Job Market Jumps

    More Americans than ever now believe it is possible for anyone in need of a job to land one.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% of American Adults say it is possible for anyone who really wants to work to find a job. That’s up from 52% in July  and the highest level measured in over five years of regular tracking. Twenty-eight percent (28%) disagree and don’t think it’s possible for anyone who wants to work to land a job, while 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 20-21, 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.

  • Fewer Think U.S. Will Have Another Great Depression

    Short- and long-term outlooks for the U.S. economy are better than they’ve been in more than a year, and Americans are less concerned than ever about another 1930’s-like depression.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 27% of American Adults think it’s at least somewhat likely that the United States will enter another Great Depression in the next few years. Nearly two-thirds of adults (62%) think it’s unlikely. Americans were much more closely divided on this question in surveys dating back to 2009. This is a dramatic new low since then for the likelihood of another economic depression. (To see survey questions wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 20-21, 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.

  • Half of Americans Still Expect Interest Rates to Rise

    While the majority of adults nationwide say they are paying similar interest rates as they were a year ago, nearly half expect those rates to go up next year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 18% say they’re paying higher interest rates than they were a year ago, generally unchanged from the previous two months, but down from 24% in June and July. Just 14% are paying lower rates than they were a year ago. Most Americans (60%) say their interest rates are about the same as last year. (To see survey questions wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 16-17, 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.

  • Voters Say Economy Unfair to Middle Class

    Over half of  U.S. voters still believe the economy is fair to blacks, Hispanics, and women but nearly two-out-of-three think the economy is unfair to the middle class. 
    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 64% of Likely U.S. Voters consider the economy is unfair to the middle class, but that’s down from June’s all-time high of 67% and includes 27% who think the economy’s not fair at all to the middle class. One-in-three voters (32%) think the economy is at least somewhat fair to middle-class Americans, including just four percent (4%) who think it’s Very Fair. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 19-20, 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.

  • Are Inflation Worries Lessening?

    Americans remain concerned about inflation and continue to doubt whether the Federal Reserve Board can keep it under control.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 70% of American Adults are still concerned about inflation. Just 26% are not. These findings include 31% who are Very Concerned and just seven percent (7%) 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 October 16-17, 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.

  • 53% Confident in U.S. Banking System

    Confidence in the banking system remains unchanged from recent surveys but it's still down quite a bit from before the 2009 financial meltdown.

    Americans remain generally confident in the U.S. banking system, and fewer are concerned about losing their money to bank failure.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 53% of American Adults are at least somewhat confident in the stability of the U.S. banking industry today, including 12% who are Very Confident. That’s up slightly from September but generally in line with recent surveys.

    Forty-one percent (41%) are not confident in the banking industry, the lowest since the beginning of the year.  This includes 11% 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 October 16-17, 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.

  • 53% Say Buying a Home is a Family's Best Investment

    Americans continue to say that buying a house is a good investment for families.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 53% of American Adults think buying a home is the best investment most families can make, generally in line with surveys over the past five years. Twenty-eight percent (28%) do not think buying a home is a family’s best investment, up slightly from previous months. Nineteen percent (19%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 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.

  • Homeowners Say No To Government Help on Mortgage Payments

    Most homeowners say they have not missed nor are they likely to miss a mortgage payment anytime soon. But for those who are struggling to make increased mortgage payments, Americans say they should sell their home and find a less expensive one rather than have the government step in and help.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 22% of American Adults believe that if someone cannot afford to make increased mortgage payments, the government should assist them. This is down slightly from August but still above June’s 2014 low. Most (58%) still think people in that situation should sell their home and find a less expensive one. This is down five points from August, but in line with findings from earlier this year.  Twenty percent (20%) are not sure, up seven points from August and the highest finding to date. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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    The survey of 701 Adult Homeowners and 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 14-15, 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 Their Home’s Value To Go Up in Next Five Years

    Homeowners’ short- and long-term confidence in their home’s value remain at levels seen since early 2013 and they also remain confident that their home is now worth more than what they owe on their mortgage.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 50% of American Homeowners now expect their home’s value to increase over the next five years. This finding is up slightly from September  and the highest finding since June.  Thirteen percent (13%) say the value will go down in that period, unchanged from previous survey. Twenty-seven percent (27%) believe it will stay about the same over the next five years, down slightly from September and in line with findings from last October. Nine percent (9%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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    The survey of 701 American Homeowners was conducted on October 14-15, 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.