33% Say Economy Getting Better; 26% Say Worse

The latest Job Creators Network/ ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse survey shows that 52% of Americans now rate the economy as good or excellent. That data, from February 18-19, is up a point from last week, up two from two weeks ago, and up seven from the last week of the government shutdown. Thirty-two percent (32%) now say the economy is just fair and 12% say poor (see topline trends).

Additionally, 33% now believe the economy is getting better while 26% say it is getting worse. Those numbers have also improved each week since the shutdown ended (see topline trends).

On the personal level, 52% of Americans rate their own finances as good or excellent. And, by a 32% to 16% margin, Americans believe their own finances are getting better rather than worse.

Forty-three percent (43%) believe firms in their area are more likely to be hiring than laying people off. Eighteen percent (18%) believe firms in their area are more likely to be laying people off.

Other data from this survey showed that just 13% believe Amazon’s pullout is good for New York City.

See question wording and crosstab results. You can review all data in this survey series at JCNPulse.com.

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The national survey of 1,134 US adults was conducted February 18-19, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a Margin of Error of +/-3.0 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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