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October 22, 2018

Nearly Half View The Federal Reserve Favorably

President Trump called the Federal Reserve his “biggest threat” in a recent interview, claiming that the central bank is raising interest rates too fast. But it appears Americans have warmed up to the Fed these days.

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October 19, 2018

Americans Favor Amazon But Fear for Local Businesses

Americans like Amazon but worry that the online mega-market will continue to put more traditional retail outlets like Sears out of business.

October 12, 2018

Consumer Spending Update Consumer Confidence Marches Upward

With the release of last week’s jobs report reflecting a near 50-year low for unemployment, consumer confidence has started to rise once again.

October 10, 2018

Following Record Jobs Report, Fewer Than Ever Know Someone Unemployed

The latest jobs report released Friday shows unemployment at a 49-year low, and fewer Americans than ever now know someone out of work.

October 8, 2018

Men, Women Disagree on Gov. Mandate to Seat Women on Boards of Directors

California now requires all publicly traded companies in the state to have at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019. While men and women don’t see eye-to-eye on whether they’d want a law like this in their state, they do agree that the decision shouldn’t be up to the government.

September 7, 2018

Consumer Spending Update: Consumer Confidence Levels Off - At Record Levels

Consumer confidence appears to have plateaued, but it remains at record highs.

August 23, 2018

Do Americans Like The Idea of Raising Minimum Wage?

Earlier this week, North Carolina became one of at least four states to raise the hourly minimum wage of state workers to $15.

August 10, 2018

Consumer Spending Update: Americans Open Their Wallets Wider

As economic confidence stays perched among the highest levels in four years of surveying, consumers are ready to open their wallets again, just in time for the back-to-school shopping season.

August 3, 2018

Americans Agree ‘Made in America’ Is More Than A Slogan

President Trump visited Granite City, Illinois, last week to address the success of a recently reopened steel mill there, saying, "Made in America. It's not just a slogan but a way of life.” Most Americans agree with the president and say buying American-made is important to them.

July 26, 2018

Americans Like the Idea of a 4-Day Work Week

Companies in several countries around the world have experimented with changing employees’ work schedules from five eight-hour days to four 10-hour shifts with the goal of increasing employee productivity and morale. Americans are receptive to the idea and see the potential for improved productivity in the workplace.

July 16, 2018

Most Americans Concerned About U.S.-China Trade War

The United States is setting the stage for a trade war with China over the Trump administration’s increased tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of Chinese imports, something nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned about.

July 13, 2018

Is AI the Future for American Jobs?

Americans are leery that most human jobs will be replaced by artificial intelligence in the future.

July 6, 2018

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Still Among Record Highs

Spending may have grounded for summer, but sentiments on the economy are still flying high.

June 21, 2018

Can Robots Replace Workers? Americans Think It's Likely

A report released in November found that as many as 800 million workers worldwide could be replaced by robots by 2030. That’s not shocking to most Americans, but they also don’t believe they are easily replaceable.

June 15, 2018

Consumer Spending Update: Confidence in the Economy Remains High

Despite reports that inflation is at a six-year high, Americans remain upbeat about the economy.

June 6, 2018

Americans Say Government Workers Have It Made

Despite President Trump’s recent executive orders making it easier to effectively discipline and fire bad federal employees, most Americans still think a government job is the gig to have.

June 1, 2018

Most Say It's Too Hard to Fire Government Workers

President Trump last week signed a series of executive orders that, among other things, makes it easier to fire unionized federal workers. That's something most Americans agree is too difficult to do.

May 31, 2018

Voters Want to See the Best People in Government Jobs

With confidence in the economy and the job market at record highs, support for putting the best people into government work is up, especially among young, Democratic voters. This comes as President Trump recently signed a series of executive orders that, among other things, will make it easier for employers to fire federal employees.

May 31, 2018

Americans Even More Optimistic About Economic Opportunity in U.S.

Following record levels of confidence in the job market, Americans are more optimistic than ever about the ability to get a job, work hard and succeed in America today.

May 29, 2018

Americans Waiting to See How New Starbucks Policy Affects Business

Following the controversial arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia shop last month, Starbucks has rolled out a new policy that allows anyone to use its facilities and cafes whether or not they make a purchase. But Americans aren't sure what to expect from the new policy.