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What Double Dip? Americans Say the Recession Never Ended

Rasmussen Reports measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, and one of our standard questions is whether or not the United States is currently in a recession. According to the economists, the last recession lasted from December 2007 to June 2009, and some are wondering if we are on the path to a double dip.

A plurality of American adults believed the country entered a recession in November 2007. A majority has believed that the country is in a recession every month from February 2008 until now.

Overall, consumer confidence is currently near the lowest levels of the post-9-11 era.

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