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February 14, 2020

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Backs Off January's Record High

After spiking to a five-year high in January, economic confidence fell back four points this month with the Rasmussen Reports Economic Index hitting 143.9. But it still remains in record high territory.

January 10, 2020

Consumer Spending Update: 2020 Kicks Off With Record-Breaking Confidence in the Economy

The economy continues to wow this month with the Rasmussen Reports Economic Index hitting 147.8  in January, up 3.5 points from last month and smashing through the five-year high.

January 3, 2020

Voters Trust Trump On Economy More Than Congress But Not Themselves

Voters trust President Trump more than the average member of Congress or the average reporter when it comes to the economy, but most continue to trust themselves the most.

December 13, 2019

Consumer Spending Update: New High of 62% Give Economy Positive Reviews

Americans are feeling better than ever about the economy. The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index hit 144.3 in December, up one point from last month and just shy of the five-year peak reached early last year.

November 15, 2019

Consumer Spending Update: Confidence in Personal Finances, Spending Jump to Record Highs

As overall confidence in the economy continues to hover near record highs, Americans are now feeling it in their wallets as well with sentiments on their own personal finances and anticipated spending shattering previous highs.

November 14, 2019

Americans Stay Positive About Jobs Picture

Americans see a better job market these days and tend to think it will stay that way. For Democrats more than others, though, more government hiring is the way to go.

October 31, 2019

49% Expect Tax Hikes If Democrat Elected in 2020

Cutting taxes remains an important voting issue for 2020, but voters think it’s more likely taxes will go up, especially if the Democratic nominee wins the White House.

October 11, 2019

Consumer Spending Update: Americans Still Ride High on Trump Economic Bump

The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index held steady at 139.4 in October, virtually unchanged from last month and still among all-time highs to date.

September 23, 2019

Voters Balk At $2.5 Trillion ‘Housing for All’ Plan

Most voters agree there’s a housing shortage in America but stop short of embracing Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ $2.5 trillion plan to guarantee housing for all.

September 13, 2019

Consumer Spending Update: Consumer Confidence Remains Near Five-Year Highs

The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index held steady at 140.8 in September, virtually unchanged from last month and still among 2019's highs to date.

September 13, 2019

Most Oppose Taxpayer Bailout of Ailing Union Pension Funds

A number of trade union pension funds are now well short of the money they need to pay promised benefits. But most voters oppose legislation now working its way through Congress to siphon billions of dollars in loans and direct cash to these ailing funds.

August 9, 2019

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Steadies, Still Near All-Time Highs

The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped to 140.9 in August, down nearly four points from last month but still among 2019's highs to date.

July 23, 2019

Americans Owe Less, Worry Less About Rising Interest Rates

Americans aren’t complaining as much about higher debt these days and are much less likely to see higher interest rates on the horizon.

July 17, 2019

Confidence in Housing Market Remains At Record Highs

Homeowners continue to feel better about the housing market than they have in years.

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.