Americans’ anxiety around the economy grows

Welcome to the post-Brexit world – a global economic outlook more uncertain than ever.

Before we all go raising alarms though, remember: many of the economic fundamentals in the American economy are strong.  Still, there have been signs of economic uncertainty. The Fed’s being cautious on interest rates. The May unemployment report showed poor job growth. And on the campaign trail, the talk is about economic fairness and jobs lost to trade deals.

The latest Marketplace-Edison Research poll shows Americans’ stress over their personal financial situation building even before Brexit.  We asked basic questions about, for example, household budgets, family vacations and paying bills. Americans’ responses showed that, in May, our country’s anxiety level climbed to its highest point since the beginning of our poll.


See the results here.