The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index jumped to 144.5 in July, up over nine points from last month and just shy of its all-time high in February 2018.
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Perhaps surprisingly, with unemployment rates at historic lows, more Americans say they know people who can’t find jobs, although the number is still well below findings during the Obama years. Democrats are the most pessimistic about the job market in the near future.
The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped to 136.0 in June, down seven points from last month and the lowest finding since February.
Americans strongly support President Trump’s plan to require TV ads to list drug prices, and most think it’s likely to force down costs.
The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index climbed to 143.4 in May, up three points from last month and the highest finding this year.
As President Trump continues fighting China over its unfair trade practices, Americans remain worried, and a sizable number fear that it will impact them personally.
Democrats running for the White House face a big obstacle in President Trump’s booming economy, but most adults in their party are banking on an economic downturn by next year.
With the economy booming, Americans are much more confident that hard work pays off and are worrying a lot less about the level of government dependency in the country.
Most Americans remain confident about their ability to get a job and get ahead in the current economy. Most working adults expect a raise, too.
President Trump continues to question the monetary moves of the Federal Reserve Board, but voters give the central bank its highest approval in years. They also suspect that the Fed is less independent of the president than it was during the Obama years.
Americans remain convinced that the federal minimum wage is too low and needs to be raised. But they’re less sure that raising the minimum wage will boost the economy.
Americans are behind schedule when it comes to filing their income taxes by today’s deadline.
The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped to 140.5 in April, down two points from last month but still ranking with 2018’s highs.
Americans have stepped up the pace of filing their income taxes and aren’t particularly worried about an IRS audit.
More Americans than ever think they are overtaxed despite last year’s tax cuts and tax reform.
The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index climbed to 142.4 in March, up seven points from last month and ranking with 2018’s highs.
Despite the lure of bigger deductions from changes in federal tax law, Americans haven’t stepped up the pace of filing their tax returns.
While most voters say growing the economy should be a top policy priority, Democrats are much more likely to say economic fairness is most important.
The Green New Deal would undoubtedly lead to an expansion of the federal government. Democrats think the best thing for the United States is if the country’s best employees find government work, but Republicans aren’t so convinced.
With the five-week government shutdown behind us, the Dow Jones Industrial Average working its way back up to October’s all-time high and the unemployment rate still near record lows, consumers are smiling once again.