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79% Are Concerned About Inflation

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Most Americans remain worried about inflation and lack confidence in the Federal Reserve to keep inflation under control and interest rates down. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 79% of American Adults are at least somewhat concerned about inflation, while only 19% are not concerned.  These figures include 50% who are Very Concerned and four percent (4%) who are Not At All Concerned.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The latest findings show no change from last month and are a slight improvement from early April 2009, when 85% of Americans were concerned about inflation. 

Thirty-five percent (35%) are confident that the Fed will beable to keep inflation under control and interest rates down, including just seven percent (7%) who are Very Confident.  Sixty-two percent (62%) arenot confident in the Fed, with 22% who are Not At All Confident.  These findings, too, mark no change from last month but are generally below the level measured throughout last year.

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on July 11-12, 2011 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.


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