Roughly 6 in 10 Americans (61 percent) say the nation’s economy is getting worse, 21 percent say it’s staying about the same, and 16 percent say it’s getting better.
That’s compared to a survey in late October when 55 percent said the nation’s economy was getting worse, 28 percent said it was staying about the same, and 15 percent said it was getting better.
Nearly 7 in 10 Americans (68 percent) say increased prices for things such as food and gasoline have caused them to change their spending habits and 30 percent say it has not.
Americans were asked about their recent shopping experiences:
- 53 percent say they are not finding groceries they want to buy at a grocery store;
- 50 percent say they are not finding consumer goods they want to buy at a retail/online store;
- 52 percent say they are experiencing long delays in the delivery of items they purchased.