Pew Research CenterJune 1, 2005

Economic Concerns Fueled by Many Woes

Summary of Findings The public continues to be wary in its assessments of the health of the U.S. economy, despite recent improvement in some key economic indicators. Only about one-in-three Americans think the national economy is in good shape, and optimism about the future is markedly lower than it has been over the past three […]

Pew Research CenterMay 12, 2004

Iraq Prison Scandal Hits Home, But Most Reject Troop Pullout

Summary of Findings Public satisfaction with national conditions has fallen to 33%, its lowest level in eight years, in the wake of revelations of prisoner abuse committed by U.S. soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. President Bush’s overall job approval rating also has dropped into negative territory: 44% approve of his job performance, while […]

Pew Research CenterNovember 11, 1999

Section 7: The Economy

Reflecting the strong economy of the late 1990s, personal financial attitudes have improved since 1994. On average, Americans report more satisfaction with their financial situation and less financial pressure than five years ago. But averages disguise a more complex picture. The current survey finds that it is mostly upper-income Americans and college graduates who express […]