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  • Confidence in Housing Market Remains At Record Highs

    Homeowners continue to feel better about the housing market than they have in years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of American homeowners think the value of their home is likely to go up over the next year. That’s up from 49% last November and just short of the all-time high of 53% reached in October 2017. Ten years ago, just 20% were that optimistic. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 725 American Homeowners was conducted on July 9-10, 2019 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.

  • Consumer Spending Update: A Giant Leap in Consumer Confidence

    The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index jumped to 144.5 in July, up over nine points from last month and just shy of its all-time high in February 2018.

    Enthusiasm about the economy started to grow immediately following Donald Trump's election as president in November 2016 and spiked to 145.9 in February 2018. By comparison, in President Obama’s final years in office, this index reached a high of 121.5 in January 2015 and was at 108.1 his last month in the White House.

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    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on July 1-2, 2019 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.

  • Many Still Know Someone Out of Work, Someone Who’s Given Up

    Perhaps surprisingly, with unemployment rates at historic lows, more Americans say they know people who can’t find jobs, although the number is still well below findings during the Obama years. Democrats are the most pessimistic about the job market in the near future.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of American Adults say they know someone who is out of work and looking for a job. That’s up from a low of 41% last October, but this finding ran from the high 60s to the low 80s during Barack Obama’s presidency. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 7-8, 2019 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.

  • Consumer Spending Update: Americans Slightly Less Confident in Economy, But OK to Keep Spending

    The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped to 136.0 in June, down seven points from last month and the lowest finding since February.

    Enthusiasm about the economy started to grow immediately following Donald Trump's election as president in November 2016 and spiked to 145.9 in February 2018. By comparison, in President Obama’s final years in office, this index reached a high of 121.5 in January 2015 and was at 108.1 his last month in the White House.

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    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on June 2-3, 2019 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.

  • Even Democrats Like Trump’s Plan to Put Costs in TV Drug Ads

    Americans strongly support President Trump’s plan to require TV ads to list drug prices, and most think it’s likely to force down costs.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 69% of American Adults favor a proposal to require all ads for drugs on TV to say how much they will cost consumers. Only 13% are opposed, but slightly more (18%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 20-21, 2019 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.

  • Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Inches Toward 5-Year High

    The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index climbed to 143.4 in May, up three points from last month and the highest finding this year.

    Enthusiasm about the economy started to grow immediately following Donald Trump's election as president in November 2016 and spiked to 145.9 in February 2018. By comparison, in President Obama’s final years in office, this index reached a high of 121.5 in January 2015 and was at 108.1 his last month in the White House.

  • Many Fear Personal Fallout from U.S.-China Trade Spat

    As President Trump continues fighting China over its unfair trade practices, Americans remain worried, and a sizable number fear that it will impact them personally.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of American Adults are at least somewhat concerned about a possible U.S. trade war with China, including 30% who are Very Concerned. Thirty-four percent (34%) don’t share that concern, with 14% 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 May 12-13, 2019 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.

  • Democrats Far More Likely Than Others to See Economic Trouble Ahead

    Democrats running for the White House face a big obstacle in President Trump’s booming economy, but most adults in their party are banking on an economic downturn by next year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 39% of all American Adults think the economy will be stronger a year from now than it is today. Thirty-four percent (34%) expect it to be weaker by then. Nineteen percent (19%) predict that the economy will remain about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 8-9, 2019 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.

  • Most Now See Economy As Fair to Those Who Work Hard

    With the economy booming, Americans are much more confident that hard work pays off and are worrying a lot less about the level of government dependency in the country.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults now think the U.S. economy is fair to people who are willing to work hard, with 26% who say it’s Very Fair. This compares to 46% and 13% respectively in October 2015, the last time we asked this question. Thirty-seven percent (37%) still believe the economy is unfair to hard workers, but that includes only 11% who say it’s Not At All Fair. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 2 and 5, 2019 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.

  • Most See Job Opportunity, More Pay in Current Economy

    Most Americans remain confident about their ability to get a job and get ahead in the current economy. Most working adults expect a raise, too.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that a new high of 69% of American Adults think it is possible for anyone who really wants to work to find a job. Just 20% disagree. This compares to 68% and 24% respectively a year ago. Eleven percent (11%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 28-29, 2019 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.