71% Worry About Economy “A Great Deal”

On March 21, Gallup released results from an annual survey in which they gathered information on American’s concerns about 14 major national issues.

The survey responses indicated that the economy was the top-ranking concern, with 71% indicating they worry about the economy “a great deal.”

Here is an excerpt from the Press Release that I find particularly notable:

“Americans’ economic anxiety has not abated over the past year, as 7 in 10 Americans continue to tell Gallup they personally worry a great deal about the economy. This has ranked as Americans’ top concern on this measure since 2008. Healthcare led the list from 2002 through 2007 and remains among the top five today.

This year’s additions reveal that federal spending and the budget deficit worry Americans nearly as much as the economy. The interesting distinction is that all three party groups worry about the economy, while the deficit concerns far more Republicans and independents than Democrats.”


The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

SPX at 1288.71 as this post is written