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  • 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.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 77% of American Adults now say their state has begun to ease its coronavirus-related restrictions. Just 13% live in states that have not, with 10% not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted June 3-4, 2020 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.

  • 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.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of Trump’s decision to temporarily limit government regulation of small businesses to help them bounce back. Just 26% are opposed, while 17% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted May 20-21, 2020 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.

  • 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.

    Enthusiasm about the economy started to grow immediately following Donald Trump's election as president in November 2016 and jumped to 147.8 in January 2020 and then began its decline in February. 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.

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.  

    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on May 1, 2020 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.

  • 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.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 22% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that the United States can buy its way out of the economic damage done by the coronavirus crisis with government money. Fifty-six percent (56%) disagree. This compares to 25% and 45% in early April when we first asked this question. Twenty-one percent (21%) remain not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted May 10-11, 2020 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.

  • 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.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of American Adults now say they or someone in their immediate family has lost their job because of the coronavirus outbreak. That’s up from 32% a month ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted April 16 and 19, 2020 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.

  • Consumer Spending Update: Economic, Spending Confidence Plunges – But It Depends on Who You Ask

    As the coronavirus closes many businesses and takes the stock market on a thrill ride, confidence in the U.S. economy plunged, dropping a staggering 45 points from last month to 94.6 in the Rasmussen Reports Economic Index. This is the lowest finding in six years of surveying and four points below the April 2014 baseline.

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.  

    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on April 1, 2020 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.

  • Americans Doubt Government $$$ Can Counter Virus’ Economic Impact

    Americans say government money is not the ultimate answer to the financial hardships brought on by the coronavirus. Most worry the government will run out of cash if the aid packages continue.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 25% of American Adults think the United States can buy its way out of the economic damage done by the coronavirus crisis with government money. Forty-five percent (45%) disagree, while 30% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted March 31-April 1, 2020 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.

  • 21% Will Wait To July 15 To File Taxes

    The Internal Revenue Service in response to the coronavirus outbreak has extended the deadline for filing 2019 income taxes to July 15, but a sizable majority of Americans plan to file by April 15 as usual. More than ever are worried about an IRS audit this year, though.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 21% of American Adults plan to wait until July 15 to file their income taxes. Thirty-six percent (36%) have filed already, while another 31% intend to do so by April 15. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted March 23-24, 2020 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.

  • More Than Ever Feel Overtaxed

    Most Americans continue to think the majority of taxpayers are honest when they file their taxes, even though more than ever believe they personally pay too much.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of American Adults think that they pay more than their fair share in taxes, compared to most people who make more or less than they do. That’s up from a previous high of 57% a year ago and the highest level of unhappiness in regular surveying since 2008.

    Just 24% disagree and don’t believe they pay more than their fair share. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted March 9-10, 2020 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.

  • Consumer Spending Update: Americans Jittery – But Not Panicked – About the Economy

    With the coronavirus and falling oil prices battering the economy, economic confidence dropped four points this month with the Rasmussen Reports Economic Index hitting 140.0. This is the lowest finding since October after confidence had spiked to a five-year high in January.

    Enthusiasm about the economy started to grow immediately following Donald Trump's election as president in November 2016 and jumped to 147.8 in January 2020. 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.

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.  

    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on March 1-2, 2020 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.