Americans Believe Economy Woes Will Last Years

Posted April 1, 2008 at 8:12am

More than half of Americans – 55 percent — believe it will be two years before the U.S. economy starts to recover, according to a Gallup Poll conducted March 24-27. Only 22 percent believe the downturn will last a year or less. Forty-six percent say the economy will get a little worse than it is now and 33 percent predict it will get a lot worse.

Asked what one or two issues the President and Congress should most immediately address, adults in the survey said the economy (48 percent), Iraq (42 percent), health care (21 percent) and fuel prices and energy (10 percent). All other issues were in single digits.