Americans are ahead of last year’s pace in filing their income taxes, but fewer expect a refund from the Internal Revenue Service.
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Most Americans don’t expect the stock market to rise in the next year, and more than half worry that the U.S. could face another Great Depression.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused gasoline prices to spike, and most Americans expect the cost to continue rising.
More than four out of five Americans believe the minimum wage – currently $7.25 an hour – should be raised to at least $9.50, but fewer than half believe a minimum wage increase would help the economy.
Economic pessimism has taken hold and fewer Americans believe today’s children will be better off than their parents.
Economic confidence fell to 96.5 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, eight-tenths of a point lower than January. This second consecutive month of declines brings the index to its lowest point since May 2020.
While a majority of Americans have positive opinions about Amazon, they fear local businesses will suffer from the online competition.
American workers are now less optimistic they’ll get a raise soon, but most plan to hold on to the job they’ve got.
Voters increasingly see the U.S. economy as being unfair, and think it is especially unfair to blacks and Hispanics.
Economic confidence fell to 97.3 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, nearly two points lower than December. January’s decline follows two consecutive months of gains since hitting 96.6 in October, which was the lowest index since May 2020.
Economic confidence rose to 98.9 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, two points higher than November. This is the second consecutive monthly gain since October, which was the lowest index since May 2020.
Public perception of the job market has shifted toward pessimism, and more Americans now expect the employment picture to get worse than better.
Economic confidence rose to 96.9 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, less than one point higher than October, which was the lowest index level since May 2020.
As the supply-chain crisis continues, an overwhelming majority of voters are worried about potential shortages of basic supplies, and most think President Joe Biden’s administration is not doing enough about the problem.
More than half of Americans say rising grocery prices have changed the way they eat, and they expect to pay even more in the future.
Problems affecting the U.S. supply chain have a majority of Americans concerned, as they are already noticing shortages in stores, and they expect the federal government to take action to solve the crisis.
Economic confidence fell to 96.6 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, down more than seven points from September, the fifth consecutive monthly decline. This is the lowest index level since May 2020.
Whatever else Americans may be worried or unhappy about, they still believe that home ownership is a good investment.
Despite all the talk about “green” technology as a way to fight climate change, most Americans don’t think electric vehicles are practical now and don’t expect them to replace gasoline-powered cars soon.
Most Americans have noticed they’re paying more at the pump lately, and they expect the price of gasoline to keep going up.