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  • 29% Consumers Say U.S. Economy Improving

    The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, is up by half a point on Wednesday at 106.1. Consumer confidence is up four points from a week ago, two points from a month ago and from three months ago.

    The Rasmussen Investor Index lost two points bring it down to 121.4 on Wednesday. Investor confidence is up four points from a week ago and holds steady from it's position a month ago and three months ago.

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  • 51% Expect Higher Interest Rates in a Year

    While half of Americans expect higher interest rates in the future, fewer are now paying higher rates than they were a year ago.

    A new Rasmussen reports national telephone survey finds that 18% of American Adults are currently paying higher interest rates than they were a year ago. That is down from 24% last month and is the lowest finding since November. Just 13% are paying lower rates than they were a year ago. Most Americans (61%) say their interest rates are about the same as last year, up four points from the previous survey. (To see survey questions wording, click here.)

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

  • Americans Still Wonder if Fed Can Handle Inflation

    Americans remain highly concerned about inflation and continue to wonder if the Federal Reserve Board has the ability to keep it under control.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 75% of American Adults are concerned about inflation, consistent with monthly surveying for the past three years. This finding includes 37% who are Very Concerned. Twenty-two percent (22%) are not concerned about inflation, but that includes only four percent (4%) who are Not At All Concerned. (To see survey questions wording, click here.)

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

  • 53% Are Confident in U.S. Banking Industry

    Just over half of Americans express confidence in the nation's banking system again this month.

    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 50% in July. Forty-three percent (43%) are not confident in the banking industry, with 13% 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 August 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.

  • Americans Still Think A Home is Family’s Best Investment

    Over half of Americans continue to say a home is a family's best investment, but more think it is not a good time for someone in their area to be selling their home.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of American Adults now say that buying a home is the best investment most families can make, down slightly from July.  Twenty-six percent (26%) disagree, while 22% are undecided. These are generally in line with findings for the past few years.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 17-18, 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.

  • 38% Think the Economy Is Fair

    Most voters still view the U.S. economy as unfair.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 38% of Likely U.S. Voters think the economy today is at least somewhat fair, and that includes only five percent (5%) who view it as Very Fair. Fifty-six percent (56%) feel the economy is not fair, with 19% who say it is Not At All Fair. This is generally in line with findings for the past year. In 2012 and the first half of last year, the number who thought the economy was fair generally ran in the mid-40s. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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

  • Most Still Don’t Support Government Help on Mortgage Payments

    Most homeowners have not been late on a mortgage payment recently and don’t expect to be anytime soon. But for those who are still struggling to make their payments, most Americans don’t think the government should step in and help.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 24% of American Adults believe that if someone cannot afford to make increased mortgage payments, the government should assist them. That’s up slightly from June’s low of 21%  but similar to findings earlier in the year. Most (63%) still think people in that situation should sell their home and find a less expensive one. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. This is in line with regular surveying since the spring of 2010. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 640 Adult Homeowners and 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 17-18, 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.

  • Confidence in Short-Term Housing Market Slips to 2014 Low

    Homeowners are slightly less confident than they’ve been in over a year that their home’s value will increase in the short-term. Confidence in their home's current value has fallen back as well. Thirty-four percent (34%) of U.S. homeowners now think the value of their home will go up in the next year, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s down four points from July  and is the lowest level of confidence measured since July of last year. Fourteen percent (14%) expect the value of their home to go down over the next year, while 48% still expect it to stay about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 640 Adult Homeowners was conducted on August 17-18, 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.

  • Most Think Feds Too Big a Presence in Their Lives

    Most Americans believe the federal government butts in to Americans’ lives too much.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of American Adults believe the federal government plays too big a role in the lives of average Americans. Only eight percent (8%) think the feds play too small a role, while 22% think the level of government involvement is about right. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on August 5-6, 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.

  • Americans Like the Look of Their Next Job

    Americans are more optimistic about their job prospects than they have been for most of the past five years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 44% of Employed Adults believe their next job will be better than their current one, up two points from June and the highest level of confidence since May 2012. This finding has generally been in the high 20s and low to mid-30s since early 2009. Only 13% think their next job will not be better, while 22% plan to retire when they leave their current employer. Just as many (21%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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    The survey of 583 Employed Adults was conducted on July 28-29, 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.