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  • Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Unshaken by Market Jitters

    The recent ups and downs of the stock market have done little to sway Americans’ confidence in the economy, but they're a little less upbeat about the direction of their own personal finances.

    (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 1,500 American Adults was conducted on November 1, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Most Americans Know Their Credit Score

    FICO, the developer of the most widely used credit score, is rolling out a new credit scoring system next year that takes checking and savings accounts into consideration in addition to credit and loan accounts. This could most help those with low or no credit scores who have problems securing credit, though few Americans say they’ve been in that position recently.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that nearly three-quarters of American Adults (73%) know their credit score. Just 18% do not, and another 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 8 & 11, 2018 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.

  • 39% Expect Bigger Income A Year From Now

    Consumer confidence is on the rise, but Americans don’t think their income is following the same trajectory.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of American Adults say, a year from now, their income will be higher than it is now. Eight percent (8%) think it will be lower, while half (48%) say it will be about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 31-November 1, 2018 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 Still Optimistic About Jobs, Economic Opportunity

    With unemployment at record lows, Americans remain highly confident about the job market, and most still think just about anyone can get ahead in today's world.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that two-thirds (67%) of American Adults believe it is possible for anyone who really wants to work in this country to find a job, little changed from May’s all-time high of 68%. This finding had been in the low 60s since late 2014, but prior to that time it ranged from 29% to 54%.

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 4-5, 2018 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 Concerned U.S. Economy Headed For Another Recession

    Despite a rocky week on Wall Street, Americans remain more optimistic than they’ve been in past years about the direction of the stock market, but a majority are concerned that the U.S. economy is headed for another recession.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of American Adults say they are at least somewhat concerned that the stock market bubble will burst and push the U.S. economy back into recession, including 25% who say they are very concerned. Thirty-nine percent (39%) say they are not concerned, with 11% 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 October 25 and 28, 2018 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.

  • Few Consider Themselves Wealthy, Even Among Highest Earners

    Republican and Democratic candidates alike are making their last-minute attempts at earning the middle class vote. But while Americans may not agree what income qualifies as middle class, most are pretty sure they fall into that category. Even among the country’s highest earners, only one-in-five consider themselves wealthy.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that most American Adults (58%) still consider themselves middle class, little changed from previous surveys. Another 22% consider themselves upper middle class, unchanged from December, but up from 16% in April 2016. Just four percent (4%) think they are wealthy, while 13% say they’re poor, a number that has been on the decline over 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 October 21-22, 2018 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.

  • Nearly Half View The Federal Reserve Favorably

    President Trump called the Federal Reserve his “biggest threat” in a recent interview, claiming that the central bank is raising interest rates too fast. But it appears Americans have warmed up to the Fed these days.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of American Adults have at least a somewhat favorable impression of the Federal Reserve, but only 13% have a Very Favorable one. Thirty-three percent (33%) view the Fed unfavorably, with eight percent (8%) who have a Very Unfavorable view. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 17-18, 2018 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 Favor Amazon But Fear for Local Businesses

    Americans like Amazon but worry that the online mega-market will continue to put more traditional retail outlets like Sears out of business. 

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 68% of American Adults have a favorable opinion of Amazon, little changed from January, with 28% who view the company Very Favorably. Twenty-one percent (21%) share an unfavorable opinion of the online retailer, up slightly from 17% at the start of the year, but that includes only five percent (5%) with a Very Unfavorable one. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    Rasmussen Reports invites you to be a part of our first-ever Citizen-Sourced National Midterm Election Polling Project.  Learn more about how you can contribute.

    (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 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 15-16, 2018 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.

  • Consumer Spending Update Consumer Confidence Marches Upward

    With the release of last week’s jobs report reflecting a near 50-year low for unemployment, consumer confidence has started to rise once again.

    The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index for October rose to 144.2, up five points from September and the second highest finding in four years of surveying.

    Rasmussen Reports invites you to be a part of our first-ever Citizen-Sourced National Midterm Election Polling Project.    Learn more about how you can contribute.  

    (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 1,500 American Adults was conducted on October 1-2, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Following Record Jobs Report, Fewer Than Ever Know Someone Unemployed

    The latest jobs report released Friday shows unemployment at a 49-year low, and fewer Americans than ever now know someone out of work.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of American Adults know someone who is out of work and looking for a job, down from May’s previous low of 46%. Before that, the number of Americans who knew someone who was unemployed never dropped below 50%. Fifty percent (50%) now say they don’t know anyone unemployed and looking for work, a new all-time high, while 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    Rasmussen Reports invites you to be a part of our first-ever Citizen-Sourced National Midterm Election Polling Project. Learn more about how you can contribute

    (Want a free daily email 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 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 7-8, 2018 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.