Economic Discontent Deepens as Inflation Concerns Rise Growing Rich-Poor Divide in Affording Necessities

Source: Pew Research Center for People and the Press, News release, February 14, 2008

Public views of the U.S. economy, already quite negative, have plummeted since January. Just 17% currently rate the nation’s economy as excellent or good, down from 26% last month. The percentage of Americans rating the economy as “poor” has increased even more dramatically, from 28% to 45% in one month.

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