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Optimism is Up: Half of Americans Positive About Country For First Time in 6-Years

Peter Souza

Optimism is Up: Half of Americans Positive About Country For First Time in 6-Years

Aleteia - published on 04/12/13

Last summer, only 35% of Americans were positive about the state of the country

Are things in the country going well? For the last six years, most Americans' answer to that question had been negative. But a new poll now says that 50% of Americans now say they think the state of the country is positive – up from 35% who said the same thing a year ago. CNN has the full story:
As the stock market continues to show record highs, the number of Americans who say things are going well in the country has reached 50% for the first time in more than six years, according to a new national survey.
But that doesn’t mean the country is entirely out of the woods yet. The CNN/ORC International poll released Friday indicates that an equal 50% say the country is in bad shape.
“The number continues an upward pattern since the summer of last year, when only 35% were optimistic about the country’s conditions,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
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