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August 05, 2014


Poll Finds Record Levels of Anxiety and Frustration

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds Americans "are registering record levels of anxiety about the opportunities available to younger generations and are pessimistic about the nation's long-term prospects, directing their blame at elected leaders in Washington."

Key findings: "76% of adults lack confidence that their children's generation will have a better life than they do--an all-time high. Some 71% of adults think the country is on the wrong track, a leap of 8 points from a June survey, and 60% believe the U.S. is in a state of decline."

"What's more, seven in 10 adults blamed the malaise more on Washington leaders than on any deeper economic trends, and 79% expressed some level of dissatisfaction with the American political system."














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