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Economy

Americans' impressions of six major sectors of the U.S. economy grew significantly more positive this year. Others improved slightly, while none lost ground.

Employed Americans are not particularly worried about their jobs becoming obsolete because of technology. They worry most about having their benefits cut.

Fewer than one in 10 Americans routinely shop for groceries online, whereas the vast majority shop weekly at grocery and other retail stores.

U.S. homeownership rates are down eight percentage points since 2009, with declines evident among most major demographic groups except older Americans.

by V. Lance Tarrance

While skeptics have a point in doubting tax reform can happen this year, the president, and now Paul Ryan, insist it will. Public support for middle-class tax relief, particularly from the GOP rank and file, works in reform's favor.