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July 23, 2021

Views Toward Job Market Improving

As the economy recovers from more than a year of COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have become somewhat more optimistic about the job market in recent months.

July 9, 2021

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Down Again in July

Economic confidence fell to 108.9 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, down nearly 10 points from June, the second consecutive monthly decline.

June 11, 2021

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Declines in June

Economic confidence fell to 118.8 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, down nearly five points from May, the first decline following three consecutive months of rising confidence.

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June 11, 2021

Americans Say Summer Jobs Important for Teens

Most Americans believe it’s important for young people to work during the summer, and don’t think it will be very difficult for teens to find jobs in the current economy.

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May 25, 2021

Only 27% Think High School Graduates Have Necessary Job Skills

As millions of high school seniors prepare to receive their diplomas, most Americans doubt this year’s graduates are ready to enter the workforce or to succeed in college.

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May 24, 2021

Americans See Tough Job Market for College Grads

In an economy still recovering from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, most Americans believe this year’s class of college graduates face a tough job market, and many doubt graduates have the skills they need.

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May 19, 2021

Jobs: Are Robots Taking Over?

A majority of Americans think it’s likely that robots and computers will do most jobs in the future, but fewer than one-in-seven believe their own job could be done by a robot.

May 14, 2021

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Rises to Highest Level Since November

Economic confidence rose to 123.7 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, up more than nine points from April, the third consecutive monthly increase. 

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May 12, 2021

Inflation: Most Americans Are Concerned, Expect Grocery Prices to Keep Rising

Concerns about inflation are widespread, as Americans see higher prices for groceries and expect even higher prices in the future.

May 5, 2021

Americans Are Less Optimistic About Job Market

More than half of Americans say they know someone who is looking for a job, and their views on the current job market are worse than they’ve been in several years.

April 30, 2021

By More Than 3-to-1 Margin, Voters Say Capitalism Is Better Than Socialism

Despite all the criticism capitalism has endured in recent years, American voters still overwhelmingly prefer it to socialism.

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April 12, 2021

Most Americans Support Raising Minimum Wage, But Not to $15

Democrats in Congress want to raise the hourly minimum wage to $15, but while most Americans support increasing the minimum – currently $7.25 an hour – they balk at proposals to more than double it.

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April 9, 2021

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Continues Rebound

Economic confidence rose to 114.1 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, up more than four points from March, the second consecutive monthly increase.

March 30, 2021

Americans Expect Gas Prices to Keep Rising

Gasoline prices have risen sharply in recent months, and most Americans expect the price to keep going up.

March 26, 2021

Americans See Less Economic Opportunity

Confidence in the nation’s economic future has declined in the past two years, and fewer Americans now expect their own income to increase.

March 19, 2021

Taxes: Most Americans Say They Pay More Than Their Fair Share

At a time when President Biden is reported to be planning a major tax increase, a majority of Americans say they’re already paying more than their fair share of taxes.

March 18, 2021

Nearly Two-Thirds Oppose Higher Taxes

President Biden is reportedly planning to introduce a major tax increase, but most Americans say taxes are already high enough.

March 12, 2021

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Makes Sharp Gains

Economic confidence jumped to 109.8 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, up 12 points from February, following three consecutive months of decline since Election Day. In a remarkable shift, Democrats are now more optimistic than Republicans about the economic future.

March 4, 2021

40% of Americans Have Already Filed Their Taxes

With six weeks to go until the April 15 deadline for income tax filing, the number of Americans who say they’ve already filed is slightly down from last year.

February 12, 2021

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Declines for Third Month in a Row

The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped by nearly four points this month, the third consecutive monthly decline since Joe Biden was elected President. The index fell to 97.8 from 111.5 in January, Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Continues Post-Election Decline continuing the decline from 126.4 just before Election Day.