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Economic Reality Matters More Than Spin

Scott Rasmussen, Creators

44% believe that firms in their area are more likely to be hiring than laying people off. Just 20% believe those firms are more likely to be laying people off. What people experience in their daily lives matters far more than media coverage. People who work for companies that are hiring people and growing tend to be more optimistic about the economy. Pessimism is more common among those who see colleagues being laid off. It's obviously true that media coverage can have a short-term impact on economic perceptions. The bigger story is that reality matters more than talking points.

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