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  • It's a Familiar Holiday Refrain: Charge It!

    Whether they are among the one-third of likely Black Friday shoppers or not, just over half of Americans say they won't be putting their holiday purchases on plastic this year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 43% of American Credit Card Holders plan to pay for most of their holiday gifts this year with a credit card. But 51% do not intend to pay that way. Six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on November 23-24, 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% Consumers Think U.S. Currently In a Recession

    Rasmussen Reports is not polling over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, so these results will not be updated again until Monday morning.

    The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, held steady this Wednesday at 105.4. Consumer confidence is up three points from a week ago, up seven points from a month ago and is the same from three months ago.

    The Rasmussen Investor Index went up three points at 122.8 on Wednesday. Investor confidence is up five points from a week ago and up eleven points from a month ago. It is down one point from three months ago. 

  • Americans Worry About Credit Card Use But Not Their Own

    There remains a large gap between the number of adults who feel most Americans use their credit cards too much and the number who think those overspenders include them.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 82% of American Adults have at least one credit card, including 40% who have three or more. Forty-two percent (42%) report having one or two credit cards. Just 16% say they don’t have any. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on November 23-24, 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.

  • 48% Expect Higher Interest Rates Next Year

    While most Americans say their interest rates haven’t changed over the past year, roughly half still expect them to go up over the next 12 months.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 19% of American Adults say they’re paying higher interest rates today than they were a year ago, in line with surveys the past few months but down from 24% in June and July.

    Twelve percent (12%) are paying lower rates than a year ago. Most Americans (63%) say their interest rates have stayed about the same, also in line with recent surveys. (To see survey questions wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 15-16, 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.

  • 37% Think Now's A Good Time to Put A Home on the Market

    Americans still believe in the value of a home as a family investment, and they remain more confident that now is a good time to sell.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of American Adults say buying a home is the best investment most families can make. Twenty-seven percent (27%) disagree, but 20% are not sure. This is generally in line with surveys over the past five years.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 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

  • Inflation Worries Remain High

    Most adults continue to be concerned about inflation but show slightly more confidence in the Federal Reserve to control it.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 74% of American Adults are still concerned about inflation. Just 22% are not. These findings include 36% who are Very Concerned and 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 November 15-16, 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.

  • 64% Say Their Home is Worth More Than When They Bought It

    Homeowners remain confident they know much their home is worth in today’s market and more than ever think that it's are worth more than when they bought it. 

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 84% of American Homeowners say they are confident they know how much their home is worth in today’s market. That is up slightly from September but is in line with surveys since 2011. Just 13% say they aren’t confident they know their home’s value in today’s market, down slightly from September. These findings include 44% who are Very Confident and two percent (2%) who are Not At All Confident. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 673 American Homeowners was conducted on November 13-14, 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.

  • 54% Are Confident in U.S. Banks

    Confidence in the U.S. banking system is inching near this year’s high but still remains below the level of confidence measured before the 2009 financial meltdown.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of American Adults are at least somewhat confident in the stability of the U.S. banking industry today, including 12% who are Very Confident. This overall finding is up just one point from October but up from 50% in September.

    Forty-two percent (42%) are still not confident in the banking industry, including 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 November 15-16, 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.

  • For Voters, Growth Still Tops Fairness When It Comes to the Economy

    Voters still believe there is a conflict between economic growth and economic fairness but also continue to feel that economic growth is the more important of the two.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 83% of Likely U.S. Voters rate policies that encourage economic fairness as important, with 55% who say they are Very Important. But that compares to 94% who rate policies that encourage economic growth as important, including 72% who view them as Very Important. Thirteen (13%) say economic policies are not very or Not At All Important, while only four percent (4%) feel that way about policies to encourage economic growth. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 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.

  • New High: 40% Think Home’s Value Will Go Up In Next Year

    Homeowners’ short-term confidence in their home’s value has hit its highest level yet, and long-term optimism is looking up as well.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 40% of American Homeowners now expect their home’s value to increase in the next year. This is up five points from October  and the highest level of short-term optimism to date. Thirteen percent (13%) say the value will go down in that period, nearly unchanged from previous survey. Forty-four percent (44%) believe it will stay about the same in the next year, in line with recent surveys. Three percent (3%) 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 673 American Homeowners was conducted on November 13-14, 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.