Americans Share a Brighter View of the Year Ahead
Americans ended 2014 on a much more positive note than they did the previous year and are more optimistic about the year ahead.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 44% of American Adults give 2014 positive marks, up from 30% who felt that way about 2013 a year ago. This includes four percent (4%) who say 2014 was one of the best years ever, nine percent (9%) who consider it an excellent year and 31% who view it as a good one. Just 17% view last year as a poor one. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 30, 2014 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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