Public Pulse: The Economy and Your Budget

Public Pulse | June 12, 2012

According to our most recent poll, 12% of respondents said the US Economy is having a positive impact on them and their family’s budget, 65% said a negative impact and 21% said no impact at all.

According to Gallup, only 40% of adults are satisfied with the opportunity for the next generation to live better than their parents. 58% are dissatisfied.

According to Fox News, 41% of likely voters believe the country is in a recession; 42% believe the U.S. is in a downturn, but not a recession; and 15% believe the economy is doing okay.

According to Rasmussen, 51% of adults believe that the government is more of a threat to individual rights than a protector of them. Only 34% of adults regard the federal government more as a protector of individual rights. 15% were unsure.

According to CBS/New York Times, 41% of adults wants the entire 2010 health care law overturned; 27% want just the individual mandate overturned; and 24% want the whole law kept intact.

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