More Americans say things in the country are going better than they did at the start of 2022, according to new research. A new survey of more than 21-hundred U.S. adults by CBS News finds that most people’s assessments of the country are slightly better than they were last year.
The poll reveals:
- Ratings on the economy, while not good, are still higher than before the midterm elections. In June of 2022, only 22% said the economy was good, and now that’s up to 34%.
- Americans feel very positive and optimistic about the fight against COVID, which is a big change from the beginning of 2022. In January 2022, only 36% felt the way the U.S. was dealing with COVID was going well, but that’s up to 66% now.
- People are also feeling more positive about the job market, with 63% of respondents saying they’re optimistic about jobs in their community.
- Americans are less optimistic about the stock market (41%), the economy (40%), extreme weather and climate (47%) and peace & stability in the world (37%).
- When asked how their families are doing financially now compared to a year ago, 43% say they’re worse off, 42% say they’re about the same, while 15% feel they’re better off now.
- As for how respondents feel about things in the U.S. over the next year, it’s about an even mix of hopeful (47%) and scared (49%) with much fewer feeling angry (22%) and a few even feeling excited (11%).
Source: CBS News
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