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March 12, 2018

Americans Prefer U.S. Manufacturing Over Lower Consumer Costs

Many in the manufacturing business worry the newly imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports can hurt the United States’ manufacturing base by driving up costs for both businesses and consumers.

March 9, 2018

Consumer Spending Update: Consumer, Economic Confidence Remains High

Following what financial analysts are calling a much-needed correction in the stock market, confidence in the economy remains at or near record highs.

March 2, 2018

Americans Are Ahead of the Game on Taxes This Year

Americans are slightly further ahead in the income tax-filing process than they were at this time a year ago.

February 9, 2018

Consumer Spending Update: Confidence Rockets to New Four-Year High

Economic and consumer confidence have jumped to four-year highs.

February 8, 2018

Americans Support Paid Family Leave

Twenty-five years after the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted, most Americans support expanding the Act to include government-mandated paid family or medical leave for full-time workers, though less than half say they’ve had to take unpaid leave.

February 1, 2018

Most Still Fear Stock Market Crash

The stock market has been climbing steadily higher since Donald Trump's election as president, but Americans still aren’t convinced the boom will last.

January 26, 2018

Americans Still Favor Use of Protective Tariffs

President Trump this week imposed heavy tariffs on foreign manufacturers of washing machines and solar panels to protect U.S. businesses. Americans by a two-to-one margin think tariffs are a good way to go.

January 26, 2018

Most Don't Favor Big State Tax On Tax Reform Savings

Democratic legislators in California want large companies to give over at least half the savings they get from the new national tax reform bill to the state government. But most voters aren't ready to go that way in their state.

January 24, 2018

Americans Concerned Amazon Will Run Out Businesses

With the opening of the first all-automatic grocery store, Amazon Go, Americans worry the tech giant will eventually take over the retail sector and force out both smaller and larger businesses.

January 19, 2018

Workers See Wage Increases in Near Future

American workers are more confident than ever that they will get a salary boost in the near future, and most continue to believe the best opportunity for career advancement is to stay put.

January 9, 2018

One-in-Four Have Bought Groceries Online

Amazon’s 2017 deal with Whole Foods positioned the digital giant to grow their subscription pantry delivery service, but while online shopping may be all the rage, it seems to be catching on more slowly for food shopping. No matter whether they’re making their food purchases online or in a retail store though, Americans are much less likely to say they’re paying more for groceries now.

January 5, 2018

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Continues Upward Climb As Spending Slows

2018 has kicked off with economic confidence abound, but despite the positive financial outlook, Americans are slowing down on spending following a busy holiday shopping season.

December 20, 2017

Americans Don't Give Infrastructure High Marks, But Don't Want to Pay to Fix It

President Trump said the Amtrak crash in Washington state yesterday illustrates his argument for a massive overhaul of U.S. infrastructure, a plan he intends to submit soon.

December 14, 2017

Sex and Race Matter in Middle Class Identity

The majority of American adults continues to identify as middle class, but sex and race are among the factors that shape that identity and what it means.  

December 8, 2017

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Continues to Soar

Today’s newly released jobs report, although unchanged from last month, finds the unemployment rate remaining at its lowest level in more than 17 years.

December 5, 2017

Half Anticipate Tax Cuts By Year’s End

The Senate passed the GOP’s tax reform bill in a middle-of-the-night vote over the weekend. Half of voters think it’s likely that Congress will go through with the tax cuts before the end of the year, but they’re torn on whether they will end up cutting taxes too much or not enough.

December 1, 2017

Americans Less Likely To Say Credit Cards Tempt Spending

The holiday shopping season is now in high gear, but fewer Americans are concerned that having credit cards tempt people to spend more than they can afford. That doesn’t mean they don’t see the need to cut back on spending though.

November 29, 2017

Is Cash Making a Comeback?

Are Americans returning to the ways of good old hard cash? Plastic is still the choice for their main spending, but they’re less likely to go cash-free for a week than in past years.

November 22, 2017

Americans Are Starting Their Holiday Shopping Early This Year

Americans are jumping the gun on holiday shopping this year, with nearly half who say they’ve already started even before Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals hit.

November 13, 2017

Confidence in Jobs Market Hits New High

The government jobs report for October showed the hurricane-hit U.S. economy rebounding strongly, with the unemployment rate down now to 4.1%, the lowest level since 2000. No wonder that confidence in the job market has risen to a new high.