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August 10, 2018

Consumer Spending Update: Americans Open Their Wallets Wider

As economic confidence stays perched among the highest levels in four years of surveying, consumers are ready to open their wallets again, just in time for the back-to-school shopping season.

August 3, 2018

Americans Agree ‘Made in America’ Is More Than A Slogan

President Trump visited Granite City, Illinois, last week to address the success of a recently reopened steel mill there, saying, "Made in America. It's not just a slogan but a way of life.” Most Americans agree with the president and say buying American-made is important to them.

July 26, 2018

Americans Like the Idea of a 4-Day Work Week

Companies in several countries around the world have experimented with changing employees’ work schedules from five eight-hour days to four 10-hour shifts with the goal of increasing employee productivity and morale. Americans are receptive to the idea and see the potential for improved productivity in the workplace.

July 16, 2018

Most Americans Concerned About U.S.-China Trade War

The United States is setting the stage for a trade war with China over the Trump administration’s increased tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of Chinese imports, something nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned about.

July 13, 2018

Is AI the Future for American Jobs?

Americans are leery that most human jobs will be replaced by artificial intelligence in the future.

July 6, 2018

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Still Among Record Highs

Spending may have grounded for summer, but sentiments on the economy are still flying high.

June 21, 2018

Can Robots Replace Workers? Americans Think It's Likely

A report released in November found that as many as 800 million workers worldwide could be replaced by robots by 2030. That’s not shocking to most Americans, but they also don’t believe they are easily replaceable.

June 15, 2018

Consumer Spending Update: Confidence in the Economy Remains High

Despite reports that inflation is at a six-year high, Americans remain upbeat about the economy.

June 6, 2018

Americans Say Government Workers Have It Made

Despite President Trump’s recent executive orders making it easier to effectively discipline and fire bad federal employees, most Americans still think a government job is the gig to have.

June 1, 2018

Most Say It's Too Hard to Fire Government Workers

President Trump last week signed a series of executive orders that, among other things, makes it easier to fire unionized federal workers. That's something most Americans agree is too difficult to do.

May 31, 2018

Voters Want to See the Best People in Government Jobs

With confidence in the economy and the job market at record highs, support for putting the best people into government work is up, especially among young, Democratic voters. This comes as President Trump recently signed a series of executive orders that, among other things, will make it easier for employers to fire federal employees.

May 31, 2018

Americans Even More Optimistic About Economic Opportunity in U.S.

Following record levels of confidence in the job market, Americans are more optimistic than ever about the ability to get a job, work hard and succeed in America today.

May 29, 2018

Americans Waiting to See How New Starbucks Policy Affects Business

Following the controversial arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia shop last month, Starbucks has rolled out a new policy that allows anyone to use its facilities and cafes whether or not they make a purchase. But Americans aren't sure what to expect from the new policy.

May 25, 2018

More Homeowners Now Confident Their Home is Worth More Than They Owe on It

A new report released Thursday confirmed what homeowners were already feeling: Home values are on the rise and more homeowners than ever are breathing a sigh of relief that the value of their property outweighs their mortgage.

May 24, 2018

Americans Not Confident State Pensions Will Be Paid to Public Employees

Fewer than half of Americans think the state they live in will be able to pay out promised pension benefits to public workers, but few are willing to pay more in taxes to cover them.

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.