Are you optimistic or pessimistic about what the year 2012 will bring for the country?

Americans' optimism and pessimism: what 2012 will bring for the U.S. This statistic shows the results of a poll among Americans regarding their views about 2012, and what the year will bring for their country. 14 percent of Americans have a positive outlook on the year for their country saying they are very optimistic about what 2012 will bring for the United States.
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Share of respondents
Very optimistic14%
Somewhat optimistic35%
Lean toward optimistic13%
Neither optimistic nor pessimistic2%
Lean toward pessimistic7%
Somewhat pessimistic17%
Strongly pessimistic11%
Don't know1%
Share of respondents
Very optimistic14%
Somewhat optimistic35%
Lean toward optimistic13%
Neither optimistic nor pessimistic2%
Lean toward pessimistic7%
Somewhat pessimistic17%
Strongly pessimistic11%
Don't know1%
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This statistic shows the results of a poll among Americans regarding their views about 2012, and what the year will bring for their country. 14 percent of Americans have a positive outlook on the year for their country saying they are very optimistic about what 2012 will bring for the United States.
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Release date
December 2011
Region
United States
Survey time period
December 8 to 12, 2011
Number of respondents
1,000 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
The source posed the question as follows: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward optimistic or pessimistic about what the year 2012 will bring for the country?"

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