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June 10, 2022

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Remains Low in June

Economic confidence increased to 88.2 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, a half-point higher than May, when a sharp drop took the index to its lowest point in eight years.

June 9, 2022

High Gas Prices Change Vacation Plans

As the average price of a gallon of gasoline nears $5, most Americans say the high cost has altered their summer vacation plans.

June 8, 2022

Most Think Teens Won’t Have Trouble Finding Jobs This Summer

Americans continue to believe it’s good for young people to work during the summer, and most believe it won’t be hard for teens to find jobs.

June 7, 2022

Majority Now See Another Depression Ahead

Americans are worried about the stock market and a majority now think the U.S. could soon face another Great Depression.

June 2, 2022

Do Government Workers Really Need a Raise?

Congress is considering a huge pay increase for federal employees, but a plurality of Americans think government workers are already better off than employees in the private sector.

May 13, 2022

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Plummets in May

Economic confidence fell to 87.7 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, more than 20 points lower than April.

May 11, 2022

Homeowners Still Expect Strong Housing Market

Despite inflation and other economic concerns, most homeowners still expect the strong housing market to continue.

May 6, 2022

Americans Have Mixed Views About Job Market

Pessimism about the current employment situation has faded since last year, even as concerns for the future of the job market remain high.

April 28, 2022

Americans Feel the Pain of Higher Grocery Prices

Inflation is hitting hard at the grocery store, as more Americans say rising food prices have caused them to change the way they eat.

April 27, 2022

Voters Blame Biden for Higher Fuel Prices

President Joe Biden has tried to shift blame for the spike in gasoline prices, but most voters aren’t buying his excuses.

April 22, 2022

More Pay? Most U.S. Workers Still Don’t Expect It

While most Americans remain confident about their ability to find a job and get ahead in the current economy, workers are less likely to expect a raise.

April 8, 2022

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Surges in April

Economic confidence rose to 109.1 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, more than 11 points higher than March.

March 29, 2022

53% Have Already Filed Their Taxes

As the April 15 federal income tax deadline approaches, more than half of Americans have already filed with the Internal Revenue Service.

March 29, 2022

Taxes: 62% Say They Pay More Than Their Fair Share

At a time when President Joe Biden is reportedly considering new taxes on the rich, more Americans than ever think they already pay more than their fair share of taxes.

March 23, 2022

Tax Time: Americans Trust IRS Less, Fear Audits More

As next month’s income tax deadline nears, fewer Americans trust the Internal Revenue Service and more are worried about their taxes being audited.

March 21, 2022

Inflation: Most Voters Blame Biden’s Policies

President Joe Biden’s policies have increased inflation, according to a majority of voters, who expect the issue to be important in November midterm elections.

March 15, 2022

Gas Prices Force Americans to Drive Less, Cut Spending

Soaring fuel prices have caused a majority of Americans to drive less and reduce spending in other areas of their household budgets.

March 11, 2022

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Rises in March

Economic confidence rose to 97.6 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, about one point higher than February. This month’s gain follows two months of declines that in February brought the index to its lowest point since May 2020.

March 9, 2022

44% Have Already Filed Their Taxes

Americans are ahead of last year’s pace in filing their income taxes, but fewer expect a refund from the Internal Revenue Service.

March 9, 2022

Another Great Depression? Many Think It’s Likely

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.