- Inflation fears dominate.
- More have heard about negative economic news than positive.
- Many see positive economic indicators at odds with their personal experiences.
- Even after hearing economic facts, there are questions about how job growth is measured.
- Participants express weariness about political messaging on inflation ahead of the midterms.
With So Little Seeming To Be Going Well, Respondents Sidestep The Assignment
Inflation Fears Dominate
Corporate Greed Gets Some Blame For Inflation
Beyond Corporate Greed, Supply Chain Challenges, COVID, And Government Spending All Share Inflation Blame
Respondents Read Seven Economic Facts
Presenting Economic Facts Only Modestly Moves The Needle
Pervasive Inflation Concerns Outweigh Job Creation, Even When Given Facts
Some Are Not Sure They See Job Creation In Their Areas
Questions About How Job Growth Is Measured In A Volatile Time
Job Growth Numbers Lead Some Republicans And Independents To Wonder If Workers Aren’t Participating In The Labor Market
Participants Express Weariness Of Economic Political Messaging Ahead Of The Midterms
About The Study
This release features findings from three focus groups conducted online on April 13, 2022 with lower-motivation (less than a 10 on a scale of 0-10) voters in three states: North Carolina (Republicans who are not strong in their party affiliation), Nevada (Democrats who are not strong in their party affiliation), and Wisconsin (pure independents without a partisan lean).