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  • Welcome Back To Tax Season

    Americans are on pace with last year when it comes to filing their income taxes but are slightly less optimistic that they’ll receive a refund. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on February 23-24, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 43% of Consumers, 59% of Investors Have Positive View of Personal Finances

    The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, rose two points on Thursday to 109.5. Consumer confidence is up four points from a week ago, down 14 points from a month ago and up four points from three months ago.

    The Rasmussen Investor Index also rose two points on Thursday reaching 126.7. Investor confidence is up five points from a week ago, down nine points from a month ago and up four points from three months ago.

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

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    The Rasmussen Consumer Index and Investor Indexes are derived from nightly telephone surveys of 1,200 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. Detailed supplemental information is available for Platinum MembersHistorical data for the Consumer and Investor indexes as well as attitudes about the economy and personal finances are also available to Platinum Members.

  • What's the Diagnosis for Interest Rates and Debt?

    Americans continue to say they are paying higher interest rates than they were a year ago and expect to pay even more a year from now.

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on February 17-18, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Will You Be Spending More at the Grocery Store?

    Just as beginning-of-the-year confidence in the banking industry has faded, concerns about rising grocery prices have returned to levels seen for the last three years.

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on February 17-18, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Bank Trust Tumbles Back Down

    Confidence in the nation's banks has fallen back tolevels seen most months for the past three years.

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on February 17-18, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Middle Class Still At Odds with the Economy

    In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama said, “The verdict is clear. Middle-class economics works.” However, most U.S. voters continue to believe the current economy isn't working for the middle class, although they're slightly more positive about the economy in general.

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    The survey of 800 Likely Voters was conducted on February 16-17, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • A Home Seller’s Market? Not Quite Yet

    Confidence in home ownership as a family investment has hit a year-high, but Americans still have mixed feelings about whether now’s a good time to sell a home.

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on February 15-16, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Homeowners Are Making Good on Their Mortgages

    Most homeowners are making their mortgage payments on time, but Americans don’t want the government assisting those who can’t.

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    The survey of 657 American Homeowners and 800 American Adults was conducted on February 15-16, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Is That A Sinking Feeling in the Housing Market?

    After reaching six-year highs in January, homeowners’ confidence in the future of the housing market has returned to levels found over the last couple years.

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    The survey of 657 American Homeowners was conducted on February 15-16, 2015 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.

  • More Americans Now Consider Themselves Among Working Poor

    Although nearly half of working Americans expect to earn more money a year from today, slightly more now say they’re in poverty.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% of employed American Adults say they’ll be earning more money a year from today, down from 50% in surveys since July. Just 12% expect to earn less money in a year, while 33% think their salaries will remain about the same over the next 12 months, generally in line with recent surveys. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 571 Employed Adults was conducted on February 3-4, 2015 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.