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Pew survey finds Americans less confident on economy

Posted by Dustin Robinson on January 04, 2016 at 11:36 AM

Originally published on December 22, 2015 on Politico by Eliza Collins. 

Despite relatively steady views on the economy over the past year, Americans are less confident in next year’s economy than they were in January 2015, according to a new Pew Research Center poll out Tuesday.

Just over one in two Americans (54 percent) expect economic conditions in 2016 to remain the same, 22 percent project they’ll get worse and 20 percent foresee an improvement. But those numbers are lower than last January when 31 percent thought things would improve, 17 percent thought there would be a downturn and 51 percent expected things to remain the same.

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