It’s not every day that we have a survey of Americans’ moods.
But that’s exactly what happened on Monday when Gallup released a survey that found the country’s office workforce is increasingly unhappy with the current state of the economy.
“The U.S. office workforce appears to be in a state of high anxiety about its economic situation,” Gallup pollster Jonathan Albright wrote in a blog post.
“The number of Americans who say they are ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ worried about their current economic situation has doubled since October, from 14 percent to 25 percent.
At the same time, the number of people who say that they are less worried than they were a year ago is down slightly to 16 percent.”
Albright noted that this is not the first time Gallup has found this.
“There has been a steady rise in the number who say their economic situation is either very or somewhat concerning over the past decade,” Albright added.
“In contrast, in the first half of this year, there was no change in the percentage of Americans saying their economic condition was either very, or somewhat, worrisome.”
According to the Gallup poll, “about half (51 percent) of Americans say their job has gotten more difficult since the recession began, while about a third (36 percent) say they have had a difficult job, and about two-thirds (66 percent) believe that they have a harder job today than in the last year.”
The results of this survey come on the heels of another survey from Gallup which found that only 36 percent of Americans said they are satisfied with the economic situation.
In February, Gallup found that a majority of Americans were dissatisfied with the state of their economy.
According to Gallup, Americans are “very” or “somewhere near” dissatisfied with their jobs situation.
Just 19 percent of those surveyed said they were satisfied with their current jobs, while 43 percent were dissatisfied.
Gallup reported that only one-third of Americans think their country is doing a good job of creating jobs.
That’s up from only one in five in November, when Gallup found just 28 percent of the public thought the U.s. economy was doing a bad job.