82% Of Americans Optimistic About 2010

By Anna Deem in News on Jan 2, 2010 6:45PM

Despite all of the financial hardships and setbacks for most Americans in 2009, a recent poll by AP-GfK finds that a massive 82 percent are still optimistic that 2010 will be a good year, even if they fear that the U.S. economy and their personal financial circumstances won't improve in the new year.

According to the poll, the optimistic findings seem to go against the fact that almost two-thirds of Americans think their family finances will worsen or stay the same in 2010 and that less than half think the nation's economy will improve in 2010, even though most of them rated 2009 as a downer year. The poll also found that nearly three-fourths of Americans think 2009 was a bad year for the country, with forty-two percent rating it "very bad." [Chicago Sun-Times]