While acknowledging the U.S. economy has taken a turn for the worse, most Americans remain optimistic about their futures, a new survey reports.
Lincoln Financial Group, Radnor, Pa., published this finding in a summary of results from a Mood of America survey based on telephone interviews conducted by Whitman Insight Strategies. The November survey polled 803 adults 18 years of age and older across the U.S.
Nearly three quarters of American adults (72%) say they are “very” or “somewhat” optimistic about their futures. And two-thirds (66%) say their lives are going in the right direction, the survey reports.
Seventy-six percent of women say they are optimistic about their futures, compared to two-thirds (67%) of men. But three-quarters (74%) of respondents, the Lincoln survey adds, believe the country is “off on the wrong track.