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February 15, 2024

Two-Thirds of Workers Say Incomes Haven’t Kept Up With Inflation

More American workers now say their wages aren’t keeping up with inflation.

February 9, 2024

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Jumps in February

Economic confidence increased to 110.0 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, eight points higher than January. This is the fourth consecutive monthly increase in the index.

January 5, 2024

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Keeps Rising in January

Economic confidence increased to 102.2 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, more than four points higher than December.  

January 4, 2024

Just 34% See Better Economy in 2024

President Joe Biden says the economy is “all good,” but barely a third of Americans expect their financial situation to improve in 2024.

December 27, 2023

41% Say Their Financial Situation Is Worse

By a 24-point margin, more Americans say their personal finances have gotten worse than better, and only a quarter expect their situation to improve in the months ahead.

December 15, 2023

Jobs? No Problem, Say Most Americans

Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe almost anyone can find a job, and almost half still see work as the best way out of poverty.

December 8, 2023

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Up Again in December

Economic confidence increased to 97.8 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, about four points higher than November

November 29, 2023

Twitter or ‘X’? Many Users Aren’t Sold on Elon Musk’s Rebranding

Nearly half of regular users of the social platform formerly known as Twitter say the site has gotten better since Elon Musk purchased it last year, but they’re less enthusiastic about his rebranding it as “X.”

November 15, 2023

44% Expect Weaker Economy

Although Americans have become slightly more optimistic about the economy, less than a third expect it to be stronger over the next year.

November 10, 2023

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Rises in November

Economic confidence increased to 93.7 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, three points higher than October

October 26, 2023

Inflation: Most Workers Say Wages Haven’t Kept Pace

Most working Americans say they’re now working extra hours in an effort to keep up with inflation.

October 13, 2023

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Falls in October

Economic confidence decreased to 90.7 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, nearly six points lower than September.

September 9, 2023

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Down Again in September

Economic confidence decreased to 96.5 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, nearly two points lower than August.

August 25, 2023

Most Americans Trust Local Water Quality

At a time when some communities are restricting water use because of drought conditions, a majority of Americans view their local water supply as safe and dependable.

August 17, 2023

53% of Workers Expect to Get Raises

A majority of U.S. workers think they’ll be making more money next year, and won’t have to change jobs to do it.

August 11, 2023

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Down in August

Economic confidence decreased to 98.1 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, two points lower than July.

July 14, 2023

Quality Still Matters Most for Consumers

Americans continue to make quality their top priority when shopping.

July 7, 2023

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Keeps Rising in July

Economic confidence increased to 100.1 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, nearly three points higher than June

June 22, 2023

Could a Robot Do Your Job? More Americans Say ‘Yes’

With controversies over artificial intelligence (AI) making headlines, more Americans think their jobs could be done by robots.

June 9, 2023

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Bounces Back in June

Economic confidence increased to 97.2 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, more than nine points higher than May.