A recent poll reveals that 47% of Alabamians say they’re worse off this year compared to last and that really shouldn’t come as a big surprise. The telephone poll, conducted by Auburn University’s Center for Governmental Services, also shows that many Alabamians say they are optimistic about their economic future and that’s encouraging. The poll, conducted between July 6th and July 19th, found that 53% of those polled said they were “living comfortably” during the recession, with 42% saying they were “struggling to make ends meet.”
Also, 19% of homeowners in Alabama were either “very worried” or “somewhat worried” about making their mortgage payments in the next six months. More than half (52%) said they were “not worried at all.” Looking ahead to 2010, 55% of respondents said they would be better off next year.
In my opinion, if we could convince the news media to report all of the good news that develops about our nation’s economy – and there is some – on a daily basis for a few months, the badly-needed economic recovery would happen much sooner. Folks need to feel good about things – for a change!
Source: Mobile Press-Register
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