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April 13, 2018

Americans Say Employers, Not Government, Should Set Salaries

Some states are attempting to tackle income inequality at the state level, but when it comes to salaries, Americans think decisions should stay in the hands of the employer and want to keep employee salaries private.

April 11, 2018

Few Think U.S. Has Best Tax System in the World

As Tax Day draws near, Americans are feeling better about the U.S. tax system than they have in the past, but half still believe they’re paying more than their fair share of taxes.

April 9, 2018

Americans Work A Lot, But They Like It

Employed Americans work long hours, but most enjoy their workday.

April 6, 2018

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Drops Again, Spending Holds Steady

Following another bumpy month on the stock market and with a potential trade war with China brewing, economic confidence has fallen again this month. But it still remains well above where it was in the Obama years.

April 4, 2018

Working Americans Have a Hard Time Unplugging While On Vacation

Are Americans workaholics? Maybe, since many can’t seem to step away from the office, even on vacation.

March 28, 2018

Americans Less Concerned About IRS Audit

As Tax Day approaches, Americans are less worried about getting audited by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) than they were this time last year.

March 23, 2018

The IRS Appears To Have A Few More Fans

It’s tax season, but are Americans feeling better about the Internal Revenue Service these days?

March 22, 2018

Americans Are Chugging Along on Their Taxes

Americans have been fairly ahead of the game on income taxes this year, and now, with just over three weeks to go until Tax Day, more than half are done.

March 16, 2018

Job Market Confidence Hits New Highs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced last week that 313,000 jobs were created  in February and the unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low. Though President Trump’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports have some wondering what effect they’ll have on the job market,  Americans are more confident than ever that things will only get better.

March 15, 2018

Most Worry Tariffs Will Lead to A Trade War

Most Americans fear that President Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will trigger a trade war and think it's better for the federal government to mind its own business.

March 14, 2018

Another Party Line Split, This Time On Tariffs

President Trump signed an order last week imposing a tariff on steel and aluminum imports. Most Republicans support the new order, but Democrats give it a thumbs down.

March 12, 2018

Americans Prefer U.S. Manufacturing Over Lower Consumer Costs

Many in the manufacturing business worry the newly imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports can hurt the United States’ manufacturing base by driving up costs for both businesses and consumers.

March 9, 2018

Consumer Spending Update: Consumer, Economic Confidence Remains High

Following what financial analysts are calling a much-needed correction in the stock market, confidence in the economy remains at or near record highs.

March 2, 2018

Americans Are Ahead of the Game on Taxes This Year

Americans are slightly further ahead in the income tax-filing process than they were at this time a year ago.

February 9, 2018

Consumer Spending Update: Confidence Rockets to New Four-Year High

Economic and consumer confidence have jumped to four-year highs.

February 8, 2018

Americans Support Paid Family Leave

Twenty-five years after the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted, most Americans support expanding the Act to include government-mandated paid family or medical leave for full-time workers, though less than half say they’ve had to take unpaid leave.

February 1, 2018

Most Still Fear Stock Market Crash

The stock market has been climbing steadily higher since Donald Trump's election as president, but Americans still aren’t convinced the boom will last.

January 26, 2018

Americans Still Favor Use of Protective Tariffs

President Trump this week imposed heavy tariffs on foreign manufacturers of washing machines and solar panels to protect U.S. businesses. Americans by a two-to-one margin think tariffs are a good way to go.

January 26, 2018

Most Don't Favor Big State Tax On Tax Reform Savings

Democratic legislators in California want large companies to give over at least half the savings they get from the new national tax reform bill to the state government. But most voters aren't ready to go that way in their state.

January 24, 2018

Americans Concerned Amazon Will Run Out Businesses

With the opening of the first all-automatic grocery store, Amazon Go, Americans worry the tech giant will eventually take over the retail sector and force out both smaller and larger businesses.