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  • 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 classic, 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.

  • 33% Consumers, 48% Investors Rate Personal Finances As Good/Excellent

    The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, lost a point on Thursday bringing it to 100.9. Consumer confidence is down one point from a week ago, down four points from a month ago and down two points from three months ago.

    The Rasmussen Investor Index dropped one point on Thursday to 118.3. Investor confidence is up three points from a week ago but is down four points from a month ago and up two points from three months ago.

    Detailed supplemental information, including a daily history and month-by-month trend data, is available for Platinum Members.(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 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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  • 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.

  • 88% Plan to File Income Taxes by Today; 53% Question Fairness of Tax System

    Today is Tax Day, and while most Americans expect a refund this year, just over half think they pay more than their fair share.A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey conducted over the past weekend finds that 75% of American Adults have filed their income taxes, while another 13% expect to do so by today’s deadline. Five percent (5%) plan to get an extension. This is consistent with findings for the past two years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 12-13, 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.

  • 13% Think They’ll Be Earning Less Money in a Year

    Most Americans still consider themselves middle class, but slightly more now think they’ll be earning less money in a year’s time.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 13% of Employed Adults think they will be earning less money a year from now, up from an all-time low of six percent (6%) in February but more in line with regular surveying since early 2010. Forty-two percent (42%), though, still expect to be earning more, down only slightly from two months ago. Thirty-seven percent (37%) think they’ll be earning about the same amount next year. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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    The survey of 580 Employed Adults was conducted on March 31-April 1, 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.

  • 40% Say Their Current Job Offers Better Advancement Opportunities

    One-in-four workers are still not willing to commit to their current job. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 26% of Employed Adults are looking for a job outside of their current company, consistent with surveys for the past three years. A sizable majority (65%) still says it is not looking for a new job elsewhere, down six points from February.  (To see survey question wording, click here).

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    The survey of 580 Employed Adults was conducted on March 31-April 1, 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.

  • Rasmussen Employment Index Reaches Six-Year High

    The Rasmussen Employment Index which measures worker confidence jumped four points in March to its highest level in over six years of monthly tracking.

    At 96.2, worker confidence is two points above the previous all-time high reached in May of last year. The index hit a low for 2013 of 81.2 in October but has been gaining ground steadily since then. It stood at 84.3 in March a year ago.

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    The survey of 9,405 working Americans was conducted in March 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 47% Think It Will Take More Than Three Years For Housing Prices to Recover

    Nearly half of American Adults think housing prices will still take several more years to recover, and few have high hopes for the stock market in the near future. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% think it will take housing prices more than three years to recover from the downturn that began in 2008. That's unchanged from a year ago but slightly more optimistic than Americans had been about the housing market since mid-2010.   Five percent (5%) think it will take only a year for house prices to recover; 12% say two years, and 18% think it will take another three years. Nineteen percent (19%) are not sure. (To see question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 25-26, 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.