A new survey paints a contradictory portrait of consumers, and of their finances and willingness to spend ahead of the critical holiday season.
The new CNBC All-America Economic Survey finds this especially surprising result: Americans are overwhelmingly satisfied with their jobs.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reveals the results of a CNBC survey which shows Americans are upbeat on key economic measures but are changing the way they think about certain parts of the economy and how it effects their lives. And Roger Altman, Evercore Partners, weighs in on the results and offers a big picture view of the economy.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports 85 percent of respondents say they are "very" or "somewhat" satisfied with their job.
Key measures of Americans' attitudes toward their homes and the stock market surged in the latest CNBC All-America Economic Survey.
While many believe the economy has improved compared to this time last year, Americans remain conservative in their holiday shopping plans.
Our new CNBC All-America Economic Survey shows President Obama with a commanding lead over Mitt Romney on who would be better for the economy over the next four years, even though most Americans think it has gotten worse while Obama has been in the White House.
President Obama’s economic policies don't appear to be resonating with Americans, but most don't believe he's very liberal or a socialist, the latest CNBC All-America Economic Survey says.
The CNBC All-America Economic Survey finds a measurable drop of extreme pessimism on the economy, but no real rise in optimism.
Americans are feeling better about the economy, according to the latest CNBC All-America Economic Survey, but still have deep-seated concerns that present problems for both parties in the presidential election.
Despite recession-like attitudes about the economy, the average American plans to spend more on gifts this year, up 22 percent from last year, CNBC's latest All-America Economic Survey reveals.
Americans split on almost every important issue facing Washington, but they agree on this much: Republicans and Democrats share blame for the failure of the Congressional "super committee," and the resulting automatic budget cuts are unacceptable.
The debate seems stuck in a negative feedback loop. People may expect more, but much of the data suggest otherwise.
The CNBC All-America Economic Survey of 800 Americans finds attitudes towards the economy are about as bleak as they were during the recession.
The American dream appears increasingly elusive to the average citizen, with the CNBC All-America Economic Survey finding continued high levels of pessimism in the nation’s outlook for incomes, home values and the future of the economy.