Pessimistic outlook

Q: Compared with the worst of the financial crisis from 2008, from your perspective has the economy improved . . .

10% A great deal

35% Somewhat

32% Just a little

22% Not at all

1% Its gotten worse

Q: Do you think the federal government has or has not taken adequate measures to prevent another financial crisis in the future?

28% Has

66% Has not

7% No opinion

Q: Do you think the country’s banks and other financial institutions have or have not taken adequate measures to prevent another financial crisis in the future?

27% Have

62% Have not

11% No opinion

Source: Washington Post-ABC News poll, Sept. 12-15 among a random national sample of 1,004 adults. The overall results have a margin of error of four percentage points.