32% Believe Their Finances Getting Better; 17% Say Worse

The latest Job Creators Network/ ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse survey shows that 50% of Americans now rate the economy as good or excellent. The data collected April 15-16 also shows that 32% now say the economy is just fair and 13% say poor. These positive assessments have remained fairly consistent since early February (see  topline trends).

Additionally, 32% now believe the economy is getting better while 23% say it is getting worse. (see topline trends).

Republicans, by a 60% to 7% margin, believe the economy is getting better. Democrats, by a 32% to 17% margin, believe it is getting worse. Independents are evenly divided (see crosstab results).

On the personal level, 51% of Americans rate their own finances as good or excellent. Thirty-one percent (31%) say fair and 16% poor.

By a 32% to 17% margin, Americans believe their own finances are getting better rather than worse.

Forty-five percent (46%) 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 1,126 US adults was conducted April 15-16, 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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