Forty-eight percent (48%) of voters rate their own personal finances as good or excellent. The Jobs Creators Network/ ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse shows that 33% rate their finances fair while 15% say poor. Those results are little changed from a week ago.
Thirty-three percent (33%) believe their finances are getting better while 18% say worse (see question wording and crosstab results).
This is the second set of weekly data released by a new partnership between ScottRasmussen.com and the Job Creators Network Foundation (JCNF). That foundation is an educational resource for small businesses and employees.We will repeat five standard questions every week to measure trends in the economic perceptions of everyday Americans.
Overall, 50% rate the economy as good or excellent. Thirty-eight percent (38%) say it’s getting better while 24% take the opposite view. Forty-five percent (45%) believe firms in their area are more likely to be hiring than laying off. Sixteen percent (16%) see lay-offs as more common.
Other data from the survey found that 72% of adults believe cutting government spending, taxes, or regulation is better for the economy than a larger government role. This result stands in direct conflict with the conventional wisdom in official Washington that increased government spending and deficits boosts the economy.
This national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted September 17-18, 2018 for ScottRasmussen.com by HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology) The Margin of Error is +/- 3.1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
See the Job Creators Network release.