Q: Thinking about the next 12 months, would you say you feel (optimistic) or (pessimistic) about the way things are going in this country? How about your own family's financial situation?
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Question 20 of 59
In this poll:
Americans are reserved in their optimism about the state of the U.S. economy and the world in 2013.
This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone Dec. 13-16, 2012, among a random national sample of 1,002 adults, including landline and cell phone-only respondents. Results have a margin of sampling error of 3.5 percentage points. Results for questions 28 to 31 are based on interviews from Dec. 14-16 among 602 adults, with a 4.5-point error margin. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York.