Polls show that Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the future of the country and their personal economic situation. For too many Biden’s America is no longer land of opportunity. GOUSA wants to change that.
The March 2023 Wall Street Journal/National Opinion Research Center survey of Americans provides evidence of a growing pessimism about the economy and the future of our country.
By a 4 to 1 margin, most Americans think that the current state of the economy is either poor or not so good. And a plurality of Americans – 47 percent – think that the economy is going to get worse in the last three quarters of this year.
The primary concern among Americans is inflation. 65 percent of Americans view inflation as a major problem and 30 percent view inflation as a minor concern. Only 4 percent of Americans are not concerned about inflation.
The Biden economic agenda is clearly not working. His spending programs are not the source of prosperity. Rather, the massive increase in government spending and borrowing during the first two years of the Biden presidency are the cause of inflation and the loss of economic confidence in both the short- and long-term.
According to the survey, only 21 percent of Americas are confident that their children will be better off than they are versus 78 percent that are not. The Wall Street Journal reports that the percentage of Americans that have little or no confidence that life will be better for the next generation is the highest it’s been since they began to ask the question in 1990.
Belief in economic mobility is also low. The survey found that 44 percent of Americans thought that they did not have a good chance to improve their standard of living in the future. Only 28 thought they have opportunities for a better life.
The survey also found that a majority of Americans—56 percent—no longer viewed a college education as worth the cost.
Here at GOUSA we are working to make America the land of opportunity again.
Our research program identified 25 separate dimension of opportunity that are part of the five cardinal opportunity types—personal, economic, social, national and educational opportunity.
Our OppScore system provides voters and the public with an indication of which politicians support and opportunity agenda and which do not.
If you’d like to learn more or become part of our opportunity research agenda, send us a note from the contact button below. We are looking for volunteers that want to help restore the promise of opportunity to all Americans.