Economy

Gallup Daily: 87% Say Economy Getting Worse

Based on polling conducted May 22-24, 2008

PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans remain deeply pessimistic about the direction of the U.S. economy, with 87% saying that it is getting worse, and only 8% saying that it is getter better.

Survey Methods

For the Gallup Poll Daily tracking survey, 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 1,469 interviews conducted May 22-24, 2008. For results based on this sample, the maximum margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points.

Interviews are conducted with respondents on land-line telephones (for respondents with a land-line telephone) and cellular phones (for respondents who are cell-phone only).

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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