Wages in are up in America, and the unemployment rate is down. However, there are still many people in America who have a dismal outlook on the economy. In fact, there are more Americans who believe that the economy will decline in the next year instead of improve. Thirty-three percent of people in America believe that the 2019 economy will be worse.
Twenty-eight percent of Americans believe that the economy will improve. People also had a dismal outlook on the economy in 2013. The poll also found that a person’s political affiliation affected the way that they viewed the economy.
Half of Republicans believed that the economy would improve next year. Twelve percent of them stated that they were worried about the economy. Democrats had opposing views.
Additionally, the poll showed that Republicans and Democrats had different concerns. Republicans were mostly concerned about how the economy was going to benefit them. Democrats were concerned about mass shootings.
The unemployment rate is currently 3.7 percent. This is the lowest that the unemployment rate has been in several decades. One of the reasons that the unemployment rate is down is because many of the people who have jobs were overlooked by employers in the past. This includes the disabled and people who have criminal records.
However, the number of people dying from gun violence is up. Forty thousand people died due to gun violence last year according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Sixty percent of people in America felt that President Trump has not been honest about the Russians meddling in the 2016 election. Democrats were more likely to mistrust Trump while the Republicans were more likely to trust him.
This information is based on a poll that involved 900 people. It was taken from December 9 to December 12. It has a margin of error of 3.27 percent.