Fifty-two percent (52%) of adults rate the U.S. economy as good or excellent. A Job Creators Network/ ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 31% rate the economy as fair and 13% say poor (see crosstab results).
The number rating the economy as good or excellent is down three points from the previous week. However, other measures of the economy remained steady.
- Forty percent (40%) believe the economy is getting better while 21% say it’s getting worse.
- Forty-nine percent (49%) rate their own finances as good or excellent while 18% say poor.
- Thirty percent (30%) say their own finances are getting better while 17% say worse.
- Forty-nine percent (49%) believe firms in their area are hiring while 15% see layoffs.
We collect and report this data each week. We also look at data on a four-week rolling average basis to reduce random statistical noise. On the four week basis, the number rating the economy as good or excellent held steady.
The national survey of 1,124 Adults was conducted November 12-13, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the demographic profile of our sample). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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