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.
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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.
As teachers in Los Angeles, home to the nation’s second-largest school district, continue to strike, support for teachers’ unions remains up. However, a majority think teachers' unions put membership protection over the quality of education.
The current teachers’ strike in Los Angeles and those in other states last year have not cooled Americans’ support for labor unions.
Following a rocky few months on Wall Street and the partial government shutdown at the end of December, consumer confidence struggles to keep up the enthusiasm felt throughout 2018.
Although 2018 didn’t end with the same fervor of economic confidence that we saw at the beginning of the year, the final numbers are certainly nothing to sneeze at.
Online shopping is on the rise this holiday season, meaning more online credit card use than ever. But despite frequently reported hacking efforts, Americans are less concerned that their reliance on the internet puts the overall economy at risk.
With holiday shopping in full swing once again, Americans continue to worry that people are spending beyond their means.
General Motors announced last week that it plans to cut more than 14,000 employees in North America. This news makes Americans regret the federal government’s bailout GM received during the Great Recession.
Americans have record confidence in the value of their homes and are more convinced than they have been in years that it’s a good market for home sellers.
As the year is coming to an end, homeowners are more optimistic than ever that their home is worth more than they owe on it, and they expect that value to keep rising through 2019.