The third weekly update of the Job Creators Network/ ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse shows that 55% of Americans rate the U.S. economy as good or excellent. Ten percent (10%) rate it as poor.
Thirty-nine percent (39%) say it’s getting better while 22% take the opposite view. Forty-seven percent (47%) believe firms in their area are more likely to be hiring than laying off. Fifteen percent (15%) see lay-offs as more common.
This weekly data is 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.
Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters rate their own personal finances as good or excellent while 14% say poor. Those results are little changed from a week ago.
Twenty-nine percent (29%) believe their finances are getting better while 16% say worse (see question wording and topline results).
Other data from the survey found that 63% of Democrats, 84% of Republicans, and 73% of Independents prefer free markets and individual liberty, while only 27% of all Americans want a larger role for the federal government. Additionally, voters are skeptical about whether the political parties have offered a clear and positive vision for the nation’s future.
This national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted September 24-25, 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.