CNN Poll: More Americans Pessimistic About State of Nation

Image: CNN Poll: More Americans Pessimistic About State of Nation

Friday, 29 Nov 2013 08:23 AM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Americans are becoming even more pessimistic about the state of the nation, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll released Friday, with more than half saying conditions are going badly.

The survey, conducted on Nov. 18-20 of 843 adults, showed that 41 percent believe conditions are going well, marking the lowest that number has been in a CNN poll since February 2012.

Special: Camo Hat — Like Our Troops Wear. On Sale $3.99. You Save $21!

Meanwhile, 59 percent say things are going badly, a number up nine points since the last poll in April. The opinions were along a partisan divide, as well as a difference of opinion between younger and older people.
 
"There's a slight generational divide, with 46 percent of those under age 50 saying things are going well. That number drops to 36 percent for those 50 and older," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
 
Americans are also pessimistic about the economy, the poll showed. Thirty-nine percent believe the economy is still declining, and just 24 percent believed a recovery is occurring. Meanwhile, 36 percent said they do not believe there is a recovery going on, but still think conditions are becoming stable.
 
The numbers were similar to those from a CNN/ORC International survey in October, when 59 percent predicted poor economic conditions a year from now, while 40 percent said the economy would be in good shape next year, marking the lowest level of optimism from the public in two years.
 
Partisan and geographic divides also came into play when it came to the economy. Forty-five percent of people who are 50 or older say the economy remains in a downturn, but 34 percent of people younger than 50 said the economy is declining.
 
Related stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Israeli Air Strike Hits Gaza Park, Hospital, Children Killed

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 11:21 AM

The Gaza police operations room and a Palestinian health official sayseparate Israeli airstrikes hit the compound of Gaz . . .

Hamas Leader Meshaal Demands End to Occupation

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 08:24 AM

The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Palestinian land.Khaled Meshaal tells CBS News i . . .

Global Pressure Mounts on Israel to Halt Gaza Offensive

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 08:21 AM

International pressure mounted on Israel to end its three-week offensive in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, with Presid . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved