The “been down so long it looks like up” economy
Fewer than one in five Americans rate the U.S. economy as “excellent” or “good”
Gun Debate Tops Public Interest
The public is paying far closer attention to news about the gun control debate than news about threats from North Korea or the debate over immigration policy.
Public’s Views of Economic News Remain Mixed
As federal spending cuts take effect and the stock market has reached record highs, the public continues to say they are hearing a mix of good and bad news about the economy.
Public Hearing Better News about Housing and Financial Markets
The good news about housing and financial markets is counterbalanced by persistently negative views of news about gas prices and prices for food and consumer goods.