THE HAPPY ECON­OMY

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Mean­while, Amer­i­cans con­tinue to have pos­i­tive views of the na­tion’s econ­omy, ac­cord­ing to a new Pew Re­search Cen­ter sur­vey.

“A ma­jor­ity of the pub­lic (55%) says that na­tional eco­nomic con­di­tions are ex­cel­lent or good. This is lit­tle changed since Jan­uary but re­mains one of the most pos­i­tive as­sess­ments of na­tional eco­nomic con­di­tions in nearly two decades,” says the pollster, which con­ducted the poll in mid-July.

It also found that “per­sonal fi­nances” if a happy topic for Amer­i­cans in gen­eral.

“Cur­rently, 55% say their fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tions are ex­cel­lent or good, while 27% say their fi­nances are only fair and 17% say they are poor. Nearly two-thirds of Repub­li­cans (64%) say their per­sonal fi­nances are in ex­cel­lent or good shape, com­pared with 50% of Democrats,” re­ports the Pew Re­search Cen­ter.

“Most Amer­i­cans (71%) ex­pect their per­sonal fi­nances to im­prove a lot (14%) or some (57%) over the course of the next year. Only 15% say they ex­pect their fi­nances to get worse, while 11% vol­un­teer that they will re­main about the same,” the pollster said.

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