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Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Takes a Hit in the New Year

Following a rocky few months on Wall Street and the partial government shutdown at the end of December, consumer confidence struggles to keep up the enthusiasm felt throughout 2018.

The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped to 129.7 in January, down eight points from last month and the lowest finding since November 2017.

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The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on January 2, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2.5 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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The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on January 2, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2.5 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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