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May 18, 2018

Americans Don’t See More Taxes As Solution to Homelessness

Seattle City Council has drawn national attention with its passage of an annual $275-per-person “head tax” on employees at companies earning $20 million or more a year. The money is intended for the city’s growing homelessness problem, but few Americans see more government spending as the solution.

May 11, 2018

Consumer Spending Update: Consumer Confidence Back On Path of Growth?

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average still more than 20% higher than during President Obama’s last full-month in office and last week’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing the unemployment rate dipping below four percent (4%) for the first time since December 2000...

May 11, 2018

Fewer Than Ever Now Know Someone Out of Work

The number of Americans who know someone who is looking for work or has given up the search has hit its lowest level yet, while confidence in the job market remains near record highs.

April 25, 2018

Americans See Climbing Gas Prices

Gas prices are starting to surge around the country, and Americans are feeling the pain already.

April 17, 2018

Half of Americans Hire a Tax Professional

Nearly half of Americans hired a professional to help them hit today’s Tax Day deadline, and more filed those tax returns electronically than last year.

April 16, 2018

87% Are On Track to File Taxes By Tomorrow’s Deadline

Americans are closing in on tomorrow's Tax Day deadline at a pace comparable to the last couple years, with one-in-10 waiting to the last minute. 

April 13, 2018

Most Americans Support Equal Pay for Men and Women

A recent court ruling found that employers can't pay women less than men just because they had a lower salary at a prior company. Most support equal pay for men and women, but they’re not convinced that discrimination is the sole reason for wage disparities.

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.