Over half of Americans believe U.S. is still in a recession

By WEEK Producer

Over half of Americans believe U.S. is still in a recession

January 31, 2013 Updated Jan 31, 2013 at 3:40 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Despite reports that the United States economy is picking up speed, over half of Americans surveyed believe the country is currently in a recession.

The Rasmussen Consumer Index dipped three points on Thursday to 97.1, down a point from a week ago, little changed from a month ago, but up four points from three months ago.

Just 29 percent of those surveyed do not think the United States is in a recession.

Among investors, 51 percent say the nation's economy is in a recession, but 35 percent don't believe that to be true.

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