Many Say Economic Recovery Is Still a Long Way Off

Jul 23, 2013

Four years after the recession officially ended, the economic recovery remains a long way off in the view of many Americans.

A new survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted July 17-21 among 1,480 adults, finds that 44% say it will be a long time before the nation’s economy recovers. Smaller percentages say either the economy already is recovering (28%) or will recover soon (26%).

These opinions are little changed from March. But last October, shortly before the presidential election, fewer Americans (36%) said it would be a long time before the economy recovers. At that time, 61% said the economy was already recovering or would recover soon; today 54% say this.

Read the full report on the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press website.
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