By four to one, Americans say the economy has come back from the recession.
Forty-seven percent of Americans now say the U.S. economy is on the upswing, compared with 38 percent who said so just four years ago.
Forty percent of people now say things are better than they were before the recession, up from 35 percent in 2012.
And a majority of Americans are now more optimistic than they have been in years.
Forty years ago, 52 percent said things were going badly.
Today, 51 percent say things have improved.
What are the key takeaways?
The most important takeaway is that things are much better than the past.
More than two-thirds of Americans say they are more optimistic about the economy now than they are four years before the crisis, up seven points since 2013.
But more than a third say they expect the economy to get worse before the end of the year.
Nearly half (49 percent) now say they don’t know how things will go in the coming year.
The poll was conducted by four to two, interviewing 1,009 adults between March 25 and April 2.
The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.
The survey also has a margin of sampling error of plus orminus 4 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
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