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August 9, 2022

Inflation: Most Americans Expect Even Higher Grocery Prices

Americans have noticed they’re paying higher grocery prices, and most expect the cost of food to keep going up.

August 5, 2022

Views on Job Market Turn Pessimistic Again

Negative opinions about the job market have increased since spring and, by a 12-point margin, more Americans expect unemployment to increase in the next year.

July 8, 2022

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Hits Record Low in July

Economic confidence decreased to 78.6 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, nearly 10 points lower than June. The index is now at its lowest point since it began in 2014.

July 5, 2022

78% Expect Even Higher Gas Prices

The past six months have seen a dramatic increase in gasoline prices, most Americans expect the cost to continue rising. 

June 24, 2022

Only 14% Think a Robot Could Do Their Job

Even though a majority of Americans can imagine a future where most jobs are done by robots, few believe their own job could be one of those.

June 20, 2022

Just 29% Think Workforce Diversity Efforts Improve Race Relations

Most Americans support efforts to increase diversity in the workforce, but believe this is likely to lead to racial and gender quotas, and most don’t think diversity efforts are improving race relations.

June 10, 2022

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Remains Low in June

Economic confidence increased to 88.2 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, a half-point higher than May, when a sharp drop took the index to its lowest point in eight years.

June 9, 2022

High Gas Prices Change Vacation Plans

As the average price of a gallon of gasoline nears $5, most Americans say the high cost has altered their summer vacation plans.

June 8, 2022

Most Think Teens Won’t Have Trouble Finding Jobs This Summer

Americans continue to believe it’s good for young people to work during the summer, and most believe it won’t be hard for teens to find jobs.

June 7, 2022

Majority Now See Another Depression Ahead

Americans are worried about the stock market and a majority now think the U.S. could soon face another Great Depression.

June 2, 2022

Do Government Workers Really Need a Raise?

Congress is considering a huge pay increase for federal employees, but a plurality of Americans think government workers are already better off than employees in the private sector.

May 13, 2022

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Plummets in May

Economic confidence fell to 87.7 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, more than 20 points lower than April.

May 11, 2022

Homeowners Still Expect Strong Housing Market

Despite inflation and other economic concerns, most homeowners still expect the strong housing market to continue.

May 6, 2022

Americans Have Mixed Views About Job Market

Pessimism about the current employment situation has faded since last year, even as concerns for the future of the job market remain high.

April 28, 2022

Americans Feel the Pain of Higher Grocery Prices

Inflation is hitting hard at the grocery store, as more Americans say rising food prices have caused them to change the way they eat.

April 27, 2022

Voters Blame Biden for Higher Fuel Prices

President Joe Biden has tried to shift blame for the spike in gasoline prices, but most voters aren’t buying his excuses.

April 22, 2022

More Pay? Most U.S. Workers Still Don’t Expect It

While most Americans remain confident about their ability to find a job and get ahead in the current economy, workers are less likely to expect a raise.

April 8, 2022

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Surges in April

Economic confidence rose to 109.1 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, more than 11 points higher than March.

March 29, 2022

53% Have Already Filed Their Taxes

As the April 15 federal income tax deadline approaches, more than half of Americans have already filed with the Internal Revenue Service.

March 29, 2022

Taxes: 62% Say They Pay More Than Their Fair Share

At a time when President Joe Biden is reportedly considering new taxes on the rich, more Americans than ever think they already pay more than their fair share of taxes.