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September 11, 2017

Voters Less Convinced Taxes Will Go Up Under a Trump White House

Now that Donald Trump is in the White House, fewer voters think the president will raise taxes compared to when he was on the campaign trail. But slightly more voters see a Trump White House with more government spending.

September 11, 2017

Democrats Growing Wary of Tax Cut Benefits

President Trump has promised to cut taxes. Voters are generally on board, but Democrats are less convinced now of the economic benefits of doing so.

September 8, 2017

Consumer Spending Update: Spending Stalls Despite Continued Confidence in Economy

Despite a month-over-month drop in economic confidence, consumers continue to look more favorably upon the economy and their own personal finances than they have in years past.

September 7, 2017

Republicans Say Cuts to Corporate Tax Rates Are An Economic Win

President Donald Trump this week expressed his desire to slash the U.S. corporate tax rate from a high of 35% to 15% in order to boost job growth and help middle-class Americans.

September 7, 2017

Americans Think Government Workers Have It Better

Americans still think it’s a prime gig to work for the feds these days.

August 11, 2017

Consumer Spending Update: Positive Economic Attitudes Mean More Spending

With the Dow Jones continuing to reach all-time highs and unemployment at its lowest level in years, consumers aren’t just feeling better about the economy and their own personal finances. They’re starting to feel better about spending, too.

August 10, 2017

Americans Fear Stock Market Could Collapse

The Dow Jones Index has been enjoying record highs since Donald Trump was elected president, but most Americans remain on edge that the stock market could collapse again.

August 9, 2017

Americans Aren't Sure More Work Means More Pay

While unemployment is trending down and Americans are more upbeat about their job prospects than they have been in years, that doesn't mean they expect a bigger paycheck.

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August 4, 2017

More Americans Think Raising Minimum Wage Will Help Economy

Despite some recent studies that suggest otherwise, Americans feel more strongly that raising the minimum wage is a good economic move and are more likely to believe it should be a living wage.

August 3, 2017

More Than Ever Are Optimistic About Economic Opportunity in America

With the Dow closing at new highs this week and unemployment down, Americans are more confident than they have been in years that it’s possible for just about anyone to find a job - and even get rich - in America.

July 14, 2017

Consumer Spending Update: Confidence in Personal Finances Hits Four-Year High

Consumers are seeing green again when it comes to rating the economy and their own personal finances, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re ready to start spending more.

June 9, 2017

Consumer Spending Update: Is Consumer Confidence Making Another Comeback?

For the last three months, the overall Consumer Confidence Index has been falling from its three-year high, but June’s four-point jump to 116.7 (the second highest rating in this index’s history) suggests there’s hope on the horizon.

May 15, 2017

Americans Are Closely Conflicted Over Employment Prospects

The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to a 10-year low, but Americans remain divided over where that rate is headed from here. With Republicans controlling the White House and Congress, GOP adults are now far more confident that unemployment will be lower in a year’s time, while Democrats are noticeably less cheery.

May 12, 2017

Consumer Spending Update: Appetite for Spending Cools As Summer Approaches

Once hot sentiments on the direction of the economy and personal finances following President Trump’s inauguration are now cooling, and so is consumer spending.

May 11, 2017

Fewer Americans Know Someone Out of Work

While most Americans still say they know someone out of a job, that number has fallen to its lowest level yet, as has the number who know someone who has given up on the job market. But even though the national unemployment rate has fallen to a 10-year low, adults aren’t totally convinced the job market is better than it was a year ago.

May 1, 2017

Voters Ready to Check Off ‘Death Tax,’ Many Deductions

Voters are receptive to President Trump’s proposal to kill the federal “death tax” and to eliminate most income tax deductions in exchange for a higher initial standard deduction.

April 18, 2017

Voters Don’t Mind Paying Their Fair Share of Taxes

Americans are filing their taxes today, and most say they want to pay their fair share.

April 17, 2017

89% Plan To Meet April 18 Tax Deadline

Once again, the overwhelming majority of Americans have filed their income taxes just in the nick of time.

April 14, 2017

Many Still Question IRS’ Honesty

Voters’ views of the Internal Revenue Service may be improving, but a plurality are still dubious of the tax-collecting agency’s ability to fairly enforce tax laws.

April 7, 2017

Consumer Spending Update: Consumer Confidence Falls From Record Highs

Consumers may still be riding the wave of economic enthusiasm since Donald Trump was elected, but that confidence is starting to wane.