As millions of high school seniors prepare to receive their diplomas, most Americans doubt this year’s graduates are ready to enter the workforce or to succeed in college.
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In an economy still recovering from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, most Americans believe this year’s class of college graduates face a tough job market, and many doubt graduates have the skills they need.
A majority of Americans think it’s likely that robots and computers will do most jobs in the future, but fewer than one-in-seven believe their own job could be done by a robot.
Economic confidence rose to 123.7 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, up more than nine points from April, the third consecutive monthly increase.
Concerns about inflation are widespread, as Americans see higher prices for groceries and expect even higher prices in the future.
More than half of Americans say they know someone who is looking for a job, and their views on the current job market are worse than they’ve been in several years.
Despite all the criticism capitalism has endured in recent years, American voters still overwhelmingly prefer it to socialism.
Democrats in Congress want to raise the hourly minimum wage to $15, but while most Americans support increasing the minimum – currently $7.25 an hour – they balk at proposals to more than double it.
Economic confidence rose to 114.1 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, up more than four points from March, the second consecutive monthly increase.
Gasoline prices have risen sharply in recent months, and most Americans expect the price to keep going up.
Confidence in the nation’s economic future has declined in the past two years, and fewer Americans now expect their own income to increase.
At a time when President Biden is reported to be planning a major tax increase, a majority of Americans say they’re already paying more than their fair share of taxes.
President Biden is reportedly planning to introduce a major tax increase, but most Americans say taxes are already high enough.
Economic confidence jumped to 109.8 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, up 12 points from February, following three consecutive months of decline since Election Day. In a remarkable shift, Democrats are now more optimistic than Republicans about the economic future.
With six weeks to go until the April 15 deadline for income tax filing, the number of Americans who say they’ve already filed is slightly down from last year.
The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped by nearly four points this month, the third consecutive monthly decline since Joe Biden was elected President. The index fell to 97.8 from 111.5 in January, Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Continues Post-Election Decline continuing the decline from 126.4 just before Election Day.
More Americans are pessimistic about the future of the U.S. economy, and a majority don’t think today’s children will be better off than their parents.
With small-trader enthusiasm for GameStop roiling the stock market, most voters say Wall Street insiders manipulate the market, and don’t have much confidence that President Biden will crack down on insiders.
The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped by three points this month, the second consecutive monthly decline since Joe Biden was elected President. The index fell to 111.5 from 114.5 in December, continuing the decline from 126.4 just before Election Day, amid a climate of public concern about new lockdowns to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The stock market has recently hit record highs, but Americans are increasingly worried that the boom won’t last much longer.