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Survey: 28 Percent of Voters Say Personal Finances Improving

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April 21, 2021: Twenty-eight percent (28%) of voters nationwide say their own personal finances are getting better. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 21% take the opposite view, saying their finances are getting worse. Forty-nine percent (49%) say their finances are remaining about the same, while 3% are not sure.[1]

Those numbers are essentially unchanged from last month, suggesting that the recent trend of growing confidence has stalled.[1]

Looking back, confidence fell significantly between the election and January. Then, it improved significantly during the early months of this year. By last month, perceptions of personal finances finally surpassed the pre-election levels of confidence.[1]

The general trends match perceptions of the coronavirus pandemic. The number of people believing the worst of the pandemic was behind us grew dramatically from last November to early March. The numbers have remained steady since that time.[1]

The survey also found that:

  • 32% rate the U.S. economy as good or excellent, another 24% say poor (up from 27%/27% last month).
  • 34% believe the economy is getting better, while 35% say worse (up from 29%/38% last month).
  • 49% rate their personal finances as good or excellent, 14% say poor (little changed from 47%/14% last month).[1]

Footnotes:

ScottRasmussen.com, "28% say their finances are getting better; 21% say worse," April 19, 2021.​

Each weekday, Scott Rasmussen's Number of the Day explores interesting and newsworthy topics at the intersection of culture, politics and technology. Columns published on Ballotpedia reflect the views of the author. Scott Rasmussen's Number of the Day is published by Ballotpedia weekdays at 9:00 a.m. Eastern. Columns published on Ballotpedia reflect the views of the author. Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is the author of "Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System," "In Search of Self-Governance," and "The People's Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt." Read Scott Rasmussen's Reports — More Here.​

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