Economic News: Americans Hear the Good and the Bad

A majority of Americans say they are currently hearing a mix of good and bad economic news, according to new poll.

Graph_ExplosionIn a dramatic change from a few months ago, just three in 10 Americans say they are now hearing mostly bad news about the nation’s economy, according to a recently released poll.

A majority of Americans — 60 percent — say they are currently hearing a mix of good and bad economic news, the Pew Research Center’s latest News Interest Index survey found, marking a big turnaround from just a few months ago. A very small number, nine percent, say the economic news is mostly good, but that percentage has jumped three points since December.

Overall, Americans’ views on the nation’s economic news have shifted considerably since just last summer: Back in August 2011, a whopping 67 percent told pollsters they were listening to mostly negative economic news; just 30 percent said they were hearing a mix of good and bad news; and only one percent said it was mostly good news.

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Source: Mackenzie Weinger | POLITICO