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July 12, 2019

Consumer Spending Update: A Giant Leap in Consumer Confidence

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.

July 10, 2019

Many Still Know Someone Out of Work, Someone Who’s Given Up

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.

June 14, 2019

Consumer Spending Update: Americans Slightly Less Confident in Economy, But OK to Keep Spending

The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped to 136.0 in June, down seven points from last month and the lowest finding since February.

May 29, 2019

Even Democrats Like Trump’s Plan to Put Costs in TV Drug Ads

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.

May 17, 2019

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Inches Toward 5-Year High

The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index climbed to 143.4 in May, up three points from last month and the highest finding this year.

May 15, 2019

Many Fear Personal Fallout from U.S.-China Trade Spat

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.

May 14, 2019

Democrats Far More Likely Than Others to See Economic Trouble Ahead

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.

May 10, 2019

Most Now See Economy As Fair to Those Who Work Hard

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.

May 1, 2019

Most See Job Opportunity, More Pay in Current Economy

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.

April 25, 2019

Fed Earns Higher Marks, Voters Less Worried About Independence

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.

April 16, 2019

Most Favor Minimum Wage of $10.50 Or Higher

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.

April 15, 2019

Taxpayers Are Slower to Pay This Year

Americans are behind schedule when it comes to filing their income taxes by today’s deadline.

April 12, 2019

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Remains High

The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped to 140.5 in April, down two points from last month but still ranking with 2018’s highs.

March 22, 2019

Americans Step Up Their Taxpaying

Americans have stepped up the pace of filing their income taxes and aren’t particularly worried about an IRS audit.

March 21, 2019

Most Say They’re Taxed More Than Their Fair Share

More Americans than ever think they are overtaxed despite last year’s tax cuts and tax reform.

March 15, 2019

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Springs Forward

The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index climbed to 142.4 in March, up seven points from last month  and ranking with 2018’s highs.

March 1, 2019

41% Have Already Filed Their Income Taxes

Despite the lure of bigger deductions from changes in federal tax law, Americans haven’t stepped up the pace of filing their tax returns.

February 21, 2019

Democrats Care More About Economic Fairness

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.

February 19, 2019

Democrats Say Best People Belong in Government Roles

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.

February 15, 2019

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Rebounds to 2018 Highs

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.