The majority of Americans are not confident that Congress will take appropriate actions to avoid a repeat of sequestration in 2014, according to a new survey.
This finding is disclosed in the First Command Financial Behaviors Index, which examines financial behaviors, attitudes and intentions among U.S. consumers. The research on which the index is based is derived from a survey of 530 U.S. consumers, ages 25 to 70, with annual household incomes of at least $50,000.
The report shows that 55 percent of the general population and 71 percent of military families are not confident the government will pass a continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown. And still larger majorities of Americans — 83 percent of military families and 73 percent of the general population — are not confident that Congress will act to avoid another sequester.