Most Americans Still Rate Their Life Positively
Problems like inflation, crime and drug overdoses make national headlines, but most Americans still have a positive view of their own lives.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 65% of American Adults rate their own life today as good or excellent, a finding almost identical to a year ago. Twenty-three percent (23%) rate their life fair and just nine percent (9%) rate their life poor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. American Adults was conducted on August 7-8, 2022 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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