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  • 25% Rate Economy Good or Excellent

    The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, held steady on Wednesday at 98.9. Consumer confidence is up a point from a week ago, but is down 10 points from a month ago and one point from three months ago.

    The Rasmussen Investor Index slipped two points on Wednesday to 114.3. Investor confidence is still up three points from a week ago but is down 15 points from a month ago and four points from three months ago.

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  • Rasmussen Employment Index Slips A Point in September

    The Rasmussen Employment Index which measures worker confidence fell slightly in September after reaching an all-time high in August.

    At 100.3, worker confidence is down one point from 101.2 last month, the highest finding in six years of regular tracking. The index fell to a recent low of 81.2 last October but gained steadily after that. It stood at 82 in September of last year.

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    The survey of 9,284 working Americans was conducted in September 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.

  • 29% Owe More Money Than Last Year

    Roughly a third of adults say they owe more money than a year ago, although only one-in-five say their interest rates have gone up in that same time.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 29% of American Adults now owe more money than they did a year ago, up three points from a month ago, but generally in line with earlier surveys. Thirty-three percent (33%) owe less than a year ago, while another 35% owe about the same amount. (To see survey questions wording, click here.)

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

  • Americans Expect Higher Grocery Bills Next Year

    Americans remain concerned about inflation and the vast majority feel they’ll be paying more for their groceries a year from now.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 75% of American Adults are still concerned about inflation, consistent with monthly surveying for the past three years. This finding includes 36% who are Very Concerned. Twenty-one percent (21%) are not concerned about inflation, but that includes only 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 September 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.

  • 50% Are Confident in U.S. Banking Industry

    While only half of Americans express confidence in the nation’s banking system, most do not fear their money will be lost due to bank failure.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 50% of American Adults are at least somewhat confident in the stability of the U.S. banking industry today, including just eight percent (8%) who are Very Confident. That’s down slightly from August.
     
     Forty-five percent (45%) are not confident in the banking industry, including 10% who are Not At All Confident. Five percent (5%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Voters See Less Economic Fairness for Those Who Work Hard

    Voters increasingly think the U.S. economy is unfair to small business owners and those willing to work hard.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 37% of Likely U.S. Voters think the U.S. economy is at least somewhat fair to small business owners, including just seven percent (7%) who think it’s Very Fair. That overall figure is down from 42% in May  and is the lowest finding since we began asking this question early last year.  Fifty-three percent (53%) don’t think it’s fair to small business owners, with 15% who say it’s 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 September 17-18, 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.

  • 63% Say Their Home’s Worth More Now Than When They Bought It

    Homeowners remain upbeat about their home’s appreciation.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of American Homeowners think their home is worth more than when they bought it. That's up another point from July’s three-year high of 62%.  Prior to that, this finding has run in the mid- to high 50s since 2012.  Sixteen percent (16%) now say their home is worth less than when they bought it, while 19% think its value is about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 666 Adult Homeowners was conducted on September 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.

  • 37% Expect Their Home’s Value to Go Up Next Year

    Short- and long-term confidence in housing values are stable at levels seen since early last year and remain well ahead of whether they were for the four years prior to that.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 37% of U.S. homeowners now think the value of their home will go up in the next year. That’s up three points from August which was the lowest level of confidence measured in 2014. 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. Both those findings are unchanged from the previous survey. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 666 Adult Homeowners was conducted on September 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.

  • Americans Think Government Workers Have It Made

    Americans continue to believe a government job is better than one with a private company.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of American Adults think government workers have more job security than those in the private sector. Just eight percent (8%) think government employees have less job security. Seventeen percent (17%) say job security is about the same for both. (To see survey questions, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on September 2-3, 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 Are Conflicted Over Corporate Taxes

    Nearly half of Americans recognize that the United States has higher corporate taxes than most other industrialized nations and think higher taxes on corporations hurt the economy. But just as many say the level of taxation is not high enough.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of American Adults think higher corporate taxes hurt the economy, while just 26% say they help. Fourteen percent (14%) think higher corporate taxes have no economic impact. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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     The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on August 29-30, 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.