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November 19, 2021

Americans Take More Negative View of Job Market

Public perception of the job market has shifted toward pessimism, and more Americans now expect the employment picture to get worse than better.

November 12, 2021

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Remains Low in November

Economic confidence rose to 96.9 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, less than one point higher than October, which was the lowest index level since May 2020.

November 12, 2021

82% Worry Supply-Chain Problems Could Cause Shortages

As the supply-chain crisis continues, an overwhelming majority of voters are worried about potential shortages of basic supplies, and most think President Joe Biden’s administration is not doing enough about the problem.

October 21, 2021

Inflation: Most Americans Expect Grocery Prices to Keep Rising

More than half of Americans say rising grocery prices have changed the way they eat, and they expect to pay even more in the future.

October 14, 2021

Americans Concerned About Supply Chain Crisis, Expect Federal Action

Problems affecting the U.S. supply chain have a majority of Americans concerned, as they are already noticing shortages in stores, and they expect the federal government to take action to solve the crisis.

October 8, 2021

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Hits New Low in October

Economic confidence fell to 96.6 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, down more than seven points from September, the fifth consecutive monthly decline. This is the lowest index level since May 2020.

October 7, 2021

Homeowners Remain Confident in Housing Market

Whatever else Americans may be worried or unhappy about, they still believe that home ownership is a good investment.

October 1, 2021

Most Americans Don’t Want Electric Cars

Despite all the talk about “green” technology as a way to fight climate change, most Americans don’t think electric vehicles are practical now and don’t expect them to replace gasoline-powered cars soon.

September 30, 2021

Americans Expect Still Higher Gasoline Prices

Most Americans have noticed they’re paying more at the pump lately, and they expect the price of gasoline to keep going up.

September 20, 2021

Americans More Pessimistic About Economic Future

Fewer than one-third of Americans now expect a stronger economy a year from now, and nearly half think it will be worse.

September 10, 2021

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Continues Decline in September

Economic confidence fell to 104.4 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, down more than two points from August, the fourth consecutive monthly decline.

September 9, 2021

Most Americans Believe Government Employees Work Less

President Joe Biden has promised a pay increase for federal employees, but most Americans think government workers already have it made.

August 13, 2021

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Declines Again in August

Economic confidence fell to 106.6 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, down more than two points from July, the third consecutive monthly decline.

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.