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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.

February 8, 2021

Americans More Pessimistic About Economic Future

More Americans are pessimistic about the future of the U.S. economy, and a majority don’t think today’s children will be better off than their parents.

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February 2, 2021

66% of Voters Believe Insiders Manipulate Stock Market

With small-trader enthusiasm for GameStop roiling the stock market, most voters say Wall Street insiders manipulate the market, and don’t have much confidence that President Biden will crack down on insiders.

January 8, 2021

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Continues Post-Election Decline

The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped by three points this month, the second consecutive monthly decline since Joe Biden was elected President. The index fell to 111.5 from 114.5 in December, continuing the decline from 126.4 just before Election Day, amid a climate of public concern about new lockdowns to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 29, 2020

Americans Wary That Stock Market Bubble Will Burst

The stock market has recently hit record highs, but Americans are increasingly worried that the boom won’t last much longer.

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December 11, 2020

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Falls Following Election

The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index has dropped 12 points from 126.4 just before Election Day to 114.5, reversing the fall rebound from the coronavirus lockdown that began in March. Many states in recent days have begun reimposing lockdown restrictions with the new surge in COVID-19 cases.

November 13, 2020

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence On The Rise Going Into Election

In the days prior to the 2020 presidential election, economic confidence jumped to 126.4 in the Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, up nine points from October but still shy of the highest finding since March when states started locking down due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

October 9, 2020

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Holds Steady in October

Economic confidence dropped slightly to 117.0 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, down a point from September but just shy of the highest finding since March when states started locking down due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

September 11, 2020

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Rebounds to Highest Level Since March

Economic confidence jumped to 118.3 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, up eight points from August and the highest finding since March when states started locking down due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

August 14, 2020

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Stalls in August

Economic confidence slowed this month, dropping four points from July to 110.8 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index.

July 27, 2020

Most Approve of New COVID Stimulus But Worry It’s Packed With Political Pork

Most voters agree with Congress’ attempt to fashion another coronavirus stimulus package. But they worry that the plan will be loaded with unnecessary goodies because Congress is motivated primarily by political gain rather than what people really need.

July 15, 2020

Most Filed Their Taxes By April 15 Anyway

Some habits die hard, and paying income taxes is apparently one of them. Most Americans filed their taxes by April 15 despite the government’s decision to extend the deadline to today because of the coronavirus pandemic.

July 10, 2020

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Continues to Emerge from Its COVID Slump

With more of the country moving through their COVID-19 reopening phases, confidence in the economy continues its upswing, with the Rasmussen Reports Economic Index rising another five points from June to 114.9.

June 17, 2020

Homeowners Still Feel Bullish About Housing Market

The economy has been hard hit by the coronavirus crisis, but confidence in the housing market remains high.

June 12, 2020

Economic, Consumer Confidence Rebound to 2016 Election Levels

As more of the country exits the lockdown and the stock market climbs to pre-pandemic levels, economic confidence is on the rebound, jumping 16 points from last month to 109.8 in June. This finding is comparable to the level of confidence Americans held just prior to President Trump’s 2016 election.

June 5, 2020

51% Say An Immediate Family Member Has Returned to Work

The vast majority of Americans say their home states have begun to loosen their coronavirus lockdowns, with just over half reporting that someone in their immediate family has been able to return to work.

May 22, 2020

Most Agree With Trump’s Temporary Cutback in Regulating Small Business

Voters come down strongly on the side of small businesses, with most in favor of President Trump’s plan to loosen government regulation on them while they recover from the coronavirus lockdown.

May 15, 2020

Consumer Spending Update: Americans Question Economy But Still Have Faith in Their Own Wallets

As parts of the country slowly emerge from coronavirus lockdown, economic confidence has slowed from April’s rapid descent, dropping just one point to 93.7 in May. But this is the lowest finding in six years of surveying and six points below the April 2014 baseline.

May 13, 2020

Most Democrats Favor $2,000 Monthly Government Checks To Boost Coronavirus Economy

Voters agree government money isn’t enough to counter the coronavirus economic crash, but most Democrats think $2,000 monthly payments to Americans who earn less than $120,000 a year are necessary even as the lockdown begins to break down.

April 21, 2020

40% Say Immediate Family Member Out of Work Thanks to Coronavirus

Financial anxiety over the coronavirus has eased slightly, even as more Americans report a close family member out of work.