Most Americans Say the U.S. is in a Recession 

Americans’ perceptions of the economy have soured considerably over the past year. 

WHY IT MATTERS – Economic sentiment often sours before actual economic data. Public perception that the economy is bad can lead to less spending and investment, which can lower economic growth.  

THE CHANGE – A Scott Rasmussen poll from Nov. 17-20, 2022 shows the following shift from November 2021.   

  • 58 percent of registered voters said the U.S. is currently in a recession, up 18 points. 
  • 20 percent say it is not in a recession, down 9 points.  

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