56% Rate Economy Good or Excellent, Highest Since October

The latest Job Creators Network/ ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse survey shows that 56% of Americans now rate the economy as good or excellent. That’s the highest total since last October.

The new results are from a survey conducted August 12-13, 2019, prior to yesterday’s steep stock market decline. The survey also found that 30% now say the economy is just fair while 12% say poor.

However, 35% now believe the economy is getting better while 27% say it is getting worse. While that’s better than a week ago, it is more pessimistic than earlier in the year (see topline  trends).

On the personal level, 51% of Americans rate their own finances as good or excellent.  Thirty-two percent (32%) say fair and 16% poor.

By a 34% to 19% margin, Americans believe their own finances are getting better rather than worse (see crosstab results).

Forty-seven percent (47%) believe firms in their area are more likely to be hiring than laying people off. Nineteen percent (19%) believe firms in their area are more likely to be laying people off.

You can review all data in this survey series at JCNPulse.com.

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The national survey of 1,075 US adults was conducted August 12-13, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). The Margin of Sampling Error is +/-3.0 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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