Saturday, November 29, 2014

CNN Poll: Majority of Americans say things are going well

For the first time since 2007, a majority of Americans think things are going well in the nation, a new CNN/ORC International poll found. 
It's a slim majority — just 52 percent of Americans said things are going well, while 48 percent said things are going badly — but it's the most positive appraisal of the state of the nation that the poll has found since January of 2007.…
No so much for the economy though.
Economic sentiments have improved over the past year as well. Though just one-third of Americans believe the nation's economy is starting to recover, that marks an 8-point increase from a year ago, when 24 percent said the same. 
A plurality, 41 percent, say the economy has stabilized, a 5-point improvement from November of 2013. 
And just 26 percent of Americans say the country's economic conditions are getting worse, a decline from the 39 percent who said so in 2013.
CNN Poll: Majority of Americans say things are going well
Alexandra Jaffe, CNN

Consumer confidence falling a bit.
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had rebounded in October, declined in November. The Index now stands at 88.7 (1985=100), down from 94.1 in October. The Present Situation Index declined from 94.4 to 91.3, while the Expectations Index decreased sharply to 87.0 from 93.8 in October.
November 2014 Consumer Confidence Survey®
The Conference Board


Matt Franko said...

Lower oil prices are going to help increase sentiment ....

Dan Lynch said...

Endless wars of choice, diminished global respect, stagnant wages, increasing inequality, and rioting in the streets at home. But hey, I've got mine so screw everyone else -- it's the Ayn Rand way!