According to a Sunday CBS News/YouGov survey, Americans are particularly concerned about the future of the country under President Joe Biden in 2023.
Seventy-one percent of Americans said they were “scared” or “angry” about the country's course in 2023. 49 percent are “scared,” 22 percent are “mad,” and only 11 percent are “enthusiastic” about it in 2023.
Only 7 percent say things are going very well under Biden's administration. Thirty percent stated things aren't going well.
The topics Americans particularly view in the most pessimistic way include the cost of goods (70 percent), United States politics (70 percent), prospects for peace and stability in the world (63 percent), and the stock market (59 percent).
Fifty-six percent of respondents believe Biden's economy is deteriorating. Only 21% believe things are improving.
Bloomberg reports that inflation will cost American households an additional $5,200, or $433 per month, in 2022. According to Moody's, such figure would be $5,520 per year.
Additionally, respondents stated that lawmakers should prioritize the following: lowering inflation (76 percent), reducing crime (63 percent), and working towards American energy independence (54 percent).
The poll sampled 2,144 Americans from January 4-6 with a 2.9-point margin of error.
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