While many believe the economy has improved compared to this time last year, Americans remain conservative in their holiday shopping plans.
The public may be more upbeat on the economy, but the CNBC All-America Economic Survey finds holiday spending will be virtually flat as uncertainty and "fiscal cliff" concerns weigh on consumers.
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.
The CNBC All-America Survey highlights just how big Apple has gotten. CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on the results.
Pessimism is starting to fade in the market, according to Jordan Kotick, global head of technical strategy at Barclays Capital.
A look at why most Americans still don't like stocks, and think gold makes the best investment, with CNBC's Steve Liesman and the Fast Money traders. Meanwhile, Mindy Grossman, the CEO of HSN, offers her view on strategic initiatives.
CNBC's Steve Liesman has the survey results that reveal whether Americans are confident enough to invest in stocks.
CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at whether or not Americans think President Obama is to blame for economic issues, and the biggest cost concerns for American consumers.
CNBC's Steve Liesman has the results from the CNBC economic survey that polls Americans' attitudes on key economic issues. The results reveal a bump in optimism.