Public Pulse: the next generation's financial future
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According to the Associated Press, 81% of adults are worried (55% very worried and 26% somewhat worried) the size of the national debt will affect their children and grandchildren’s financial futures.
According to Rasmussen, 80% of likely voters say any federal budget surplus should be used to pay down the national debt. Only 14% of likely voters think a budget surplus should go toward tax cuts while just 2% think a surplus should be used to increase government spending.
According to the Economist, 11% of adults think the economy is getting better; 46% say it is getting worse; and 36% say it is staying the same. According to the Associated Press, 33% of adults think the economy will be better in one year; 29% think it will get worse, and 27% say it will be about the same.
According to Pew, only 6% of adults have “a lot” of confidence in the federal government to make progress over the next year in solving the important issues facing the country. 33% have “some” confidence; 37% have “not much” confidence; and 22% have no confidence.