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Some two weeks after the economic stimulus rebate program ended, two in three Americans reported that they received a tax rebate this year, with the highest percentage among those in the middle-income segment of American society.
About three in four Americans see now as a bad time to find a quality job, but Republicans tend to be considerably less pessimistic, with 57% holding this view compared to 86% of Democrats.
A full 60% of Americans now say they are cutting back significantly on their household spending to compensate for higher gas prices; only 38% said this when gas prices were shooting up three years ago.