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Only 41% Expect U.S. Economy To Be Stronger In Five Years

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

For just the second time in three years, the number of Americans who predict a stronger economy a year from now is slightly higher than those who expect a weaker one. But the number who feel the economy will be stronger in the longer term remains near its all-time low.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 36% of American Adults expect a stronger U.S. economy in a year's time, while nearly as many (34%) expect the economy to be weaker. Thirteen percent (13%) say the economy will be about the same a year from now. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on September 22-23, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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