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Americans Feel Much Better About the Economy

Americans are far more optimistic about their economic future since Donald Trump's election as president.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of American Adults now believe the economy will be stronger a year from now. That’s a 16-point jump from 34% in October and the highest finding since regular surveying began on the question in 2009 just after the Wall Street meltdown. This number hasn’t even passed the 40% mark since before the 2012 election. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 29-30, 2017 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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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 29-30, 2017 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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