Economy

TIPP Poll data on Americans' perception of the economy is the foundation for this section. Topics covered include U.S. consumer confidence, consumer sentiment, job market, economic growth, recession, financial stress, economic outlook, personal financial outlook, federal economic policies. We also cover trade, taxes, and debt. Our TIPP economic optimism index, financial stress index, job sensitivity metrics, and other polling on current economic issues drive the discussions.

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Americans Resist Cradle-To-Grave Big Government Socialism

Americans believe the U.S. is transforming into a big government socialist state and are unwilling to pay higher taxes to fund social programs.

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Does High Unemployment In Blue States Give Republicans An Advantage In 2022?

We look at unemployment and workforce shrinkage in blue and red states.

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Sadim's Touch? President Biden's Performance Subpar On Key Issues

President Biden's Job Performance

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Paucity Of Power In China

We examine the causes of China's energy crisis and its global implications.

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Economic Confidence Turns Gloomier Amid Washington’s Fiscal Profligacy

IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index declines again in October.

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Biden Administration To Press China To Meet Trade Deal Commitments

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said the "phase one" deal has not fully addressed concerns over China's unfair trade practices, while Beijing is falling short of some of its commitments included in the deal. Her remarks came ahead of a looming deadline for China to meet its promise to

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I&I/TIPP Poll: Most Independents Oppose Biden’s Massive Spending Plan

Is President Biden in a no-win situation?

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Americans Back Government Spending Cuts To Control Inflation

Americans believe inflation is here to stay and that the most preferred method of containing inflation is to reduce government spending.

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Record Backlog Of Cargo Ships At California Ports

Retailers and manufacturers have rushed to place orders and restock their inventories, but the global shipping system is struggling to keep up. It's contributed to shortages of children's toys, timber, new clothes, and pet food while also pushing up consumer prices. Last week, Gene Seroka, head of the Port of

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All You Need To Know About The Federal Reserve Meeting

Factors the Fed will evaluate to formulate monetary policy

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China Extends Tariff Exemption On 81 Products From U.S.

Exemptions for commodities like shrimp and electric vehicle batteries expired on Thursday, but China has extended them until April 16, 2022. The tit-for-tat trade war erupted during former U.S. President Donald Trump's term in office and saw tariffs slapped on billions of dollars worth of goods. A Phase 1

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Americans' Confidence In The Direction Of The Country In Freefall In September

Most Americans think the country is heading in the wrong direction.