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Nearly Half View The Federal Reserve Favorably

Monday, October 22, 2018

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.

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