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What Did Americans Think of 2017?

Americans feel better about 2017 than they did the year before, a reflection perhaps of the record-setting level of economic confidence at year’s end.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of American Adults look back on 2017 in a positive way, with 24% who say it was a good year, 11% an excellent one and 10% who regard it as one of the best years ever. Only 26% believe it was a poor year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 27-28, 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 December 27-28, 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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