Economy

Gallup Daily: 84% of Americans Say Economy Getting Worse

Based on polling conducted March 28-30, 2008

PRINCETON, NJ -- No signs of any breakthrough consumer optimism from Gallup Poll Daily tracking on the economy; consumer attitudes are in a negative holding pattern with 39% calling current economic conditions "poor" and 84% saying they are getting worse. -- Frank Newport

Survey Methods

Gallup is interviewing no fewer than 1,000 U.S. adults nationwide each day during 2008. The economic questions analyzed in this report are asked of a random half-sample of respondents. The results reported here are based on combined data from 1,515 interviews conducted March 28-30, 2008. For results based on this sample, the maximum margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.

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