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Americans Concerned U.S. Economy Headed For Another Recession

Despite a rocky week on Wall Street, Americans remain more optimistic than they’ve been in past years about the direction of the stock market, but a majority are concerned that the U.S. economy is headed for another recession.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of American Adults say they are at least somewhat concerned that the stock market bubble will burst and push the U.S. economy back into recession, including 25% who say they are very concerned. Thirty-nine percent (39%) say they are not concerned, with 11% who are not at all concerned. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 25 and 28, 2018 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 October 25 and 28, 2018 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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