Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

Site   Datasets    Advanced Search
University of Connecticut

Topics At A Glance: Economy

Sample iPOLL here, but there are more than 53,600 questions on Economy since 1935!

Current State of the Nation's Economy

iPOLL logo Full search results
Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
Sample: National registered voters
Quinnipiac University Poll, [Dec, 2013]




Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
Sample: National registered voters
Quinnipiac University Poll, [Nov, 2013]




Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as: excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index Poll, [Nov, 2013]



Future of the Nation's Economy

iPOLL logo Full search results
During the next twelve months, do you think that the nation's economy will get better, get worse, or stay about the same?
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Dec, 2013]




A year from now, do you expect the national economy to be better than it is today, the same as it is today, or worse than it is today?
American Research Group Poll, [Nov, 2013]




A year from now, do you expect the national economy to be better than it is today, the same as it is today, or worse than it is today?
American Research Group Poll, [Oct, 2013]



Current State Of Personal Finances

iPOLL logo Full search results
Would you describe the state of your own personal finances these days as: excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index Poll, [Nov, 2013]




Would you describe the state of your own personal finances these days as: excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index Poll, [Oct, 2013]




Would you describe the state of your own personal finances these days as: excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index Poll, [Oct, 2013]



Job Loss as a Result of Economic Conditions

iPOLL logo Full search results
Thinking of the last 6 months--that is, since August of 2011--have you or has someone in your family lost a job as a result of economic conditions, or not?
Associated Press/Gfk Poll, [Feb, 2012]




And thinking of the last 6 months--that is, since August of 2011--has someone you know personally, other than a family member, lost a job as a result of economic conditions, or not?
Associated Press/Gfk Poll, [Feb, 2012]




Thinking of the last 6 months--that is, since June of 2011--have you or has someone in your family lost a job as a result of economic conditions, or not?
Associated Press/Gfk Poll, [Dec, 2011]



Worried About The Economy

iPOLL logo Full search results
Does losing your job because of the economy worry you a lot, a little, or not at all at the present time?
Note: Asked of those employed
Washington Post/Miller Center Poll, [Sep, 2013]




Next, I am going to read a list of problems facing the country. For each one, please tell me if you personally worry about this problem a great deal, a fair amount, only a little, or not at all. How much do you personally worry about...the economy?
Gallup Poll, [Mar, 2013]




How do you feel about...the direction of the nation's economy over the next few years--very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried or not worried at all?
Note: Asked of Registered voters
ABC News/Washington Post Poll, [Sep, 2012]



2008-2011 Financial Crisis

iPOLL logo Full search results
Which statement comes closer to your view?...Occupy Wall Street is a positive force in American politics. They are rightly pointing out the excesses of big banks and Wall Street, which made huge profits while jeopardizing the financial security of ordinary Americans. Occupy Wall Street is a negative force in American politics. They are left-wing activists who think capitalism is bad, and would prefer a system where government regulates profits and redistributes income instead of a free-market economy.
Sample: National registered voters
Resurgent Republic Survey, [Oct, 2011]




(Now I am going to read you a few statements about the American economy and government. After I read each one, please tell me whether you agree or disagree.)...Young people are coming out of school saddled with student loan debt, most of which is financed by big banks who make billions in interest on this debt. This generation already faces high unemployment. They will never be able to get back on track unless we reduce young people's debt burden....(If Agree/Disagree, ask:) (Is that strongly or somewhat?)
Sample: National likely voters
Note: Asked of Form C half sample
Democracy Corps Poll, [Oct, 2011]




(As you may know, protestors around the country have been demonstrating against Wall Street financial institutions and asking for more government regulation of these institutions.) From what you know about these demonstrations against Wall Street, would you say you completely agree with the goals of the protestors, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with their goals?
Note: Asked of those who have heard a lot/some/not too much about demonstrations against Wall Street (83%)
United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll, [Oct, 2011]



Unemployment

iPOLL logo Full search results
(I'm going to mention some indicators that the US economy is improving. For each, please tell me if the Obama administration deserves credit for the improvement or if you think the improvement would have happened without the Obama administration doing anything.)...The unemployment rate has dropped from 7.0% from its peak at 10% in 2009
Bloomberg Poll, [Dec, 2013]




(Thinking about some issues in the country today, please read the issues below and indicate whether you think it is a critical issue facing the country, one among many important issues, or not that important compared to other issues.)...Jobs and unemployment
Public Religion Research Institute Hispanic Values Survey, [Aug, 2013]




Which of the following restrictions would you consider to be the best method of regulating the number of high-skilled foreign workers allowed in the country?...Requiring companies to prove they could not find an American worker for the job, a limit tied to the national unemployment rate, a hard cap or strict limit on the number of high-skilled immigrants who could be hired
%
60     Requiring companies to prove they could not find an American worker for the job
19     A limit tied to the national unemployment rate
18     A hard cap or strict limit on the number of high-skilled immigrants who could be hired
1     None of these (Vol.)
3     Don't know/Refused
Note: Asked of those who think the US should restrict the number of highly skilled foreign workers allowed in the country (61%)
United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll, [Jun, 2013]



From the Archives


In order to reduce the federal budget deficit, are you willing or not willing for the government to provide fewer services, even in areas like health and education?
Note: Registered voters (77%)
CBS News/New York Times Poll, [Nov, 1987]




Where would be the best place for a person to put savings for retirement right now?
Gordon Black/USA Today Poll, [Oct, 1987]




Do you think a recession is likely in the coming year, or not?
Cambridge Reports National Omnibus Survey, [Jan, 1980]




iPOLL logo The Power of iPOLL

US Opinion Polls Since 1935

Every Major Survey Firms

600k Questions & Answers

Sign in More about iPOLL...


Today's Number
12%
answered Reducing government spending when asked "Which of the following best describes your understanding of the government shutdown?...It was mainly about Republicans fighting to reduce government spending. It was mainly about Republicans fighting to get rid of Obamacare. It was mainly about Republicans trying to get President (Barack) Obama to the negotiating table. It was never really clear what the shutdown was about."
Fox News Poll, [Oct, 2013]


Other Topics at a Glance:
Congressional Approval
Economy
Health Care
Immigration
Role of Government
Taxes
more topics...


Quick Dataset Search

RoperExpress logo Time/Abt SRBI Poll [Apr, 2009]

RoperExpress logo Pew Social Trends Poll [May, 2010]

RoperExpress logo Pew Internet & American Life Project Poll [Mar, 2009]

more datasets...