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Pew Poll: Americans Pessimistic About Future of US

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By    |   Thursday, 21 March 2019 04:02 PM

The American public has a largely pessimistic view of the future of the nation, according to a new poll.

Key findings in the Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults:

  • 60 percent said the United States will be less important on the world stage over the next 30 years.
  • 73 percent said the gap between the rich and poor will widen.
  • 65 percent said the U.S. will be more politically divided.
  • 59 percent said the environment will be worse, while 41 percent said they are very worried about climate change.
  • 72 percent said older Americans will be less prepared financially for retirement in 2050 than they are today, with 83 percent saying most people will have to continue working into their 70s to have enough money for retirement.
  • A combined 44 percent said they are either very pessimistic or somewhat pessimistic about America's future over the next 30 years, which breaks down to 49 percent of whites, 33 percent of Hispanics, and 29 percent of blacks.
  • 60 percent said another terrorist attack on the U.S. as bad or worse than the 2001 attacks will definitely or probably happen in the next 30 years.
  • 54 percent said the U.S. economy will be weaker, while 63 percent predicted the national debt to be larger than it is now.

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