How do Americans Feel about the Future of the Country?

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A new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center provides some very interesting insight into how Americans feel about the future of this great nation.

Everything You Need to Know about the Survey Results

According to the findings of the survey, 56% of Americans possess a fair amount of optimism regarding the future of the country. However, there is much more to the Pew Research Center poll.

60% of surveyed individuals believe that the United States will be less important in the world over the next three decades. Furthermore, 73% stated that the income gap between the wealthy and the poor is likely to expand. Another 65% also predicted that political divisions will surge even more within 30 years.

Other concerns held by surveyed individuals pertained to healthcare, the environment and the fate of older Americans. For instance, majorities maintained worries about the affordability of medical care, the quality of the environment and the financial prospects of older people.

Moreover, nearly 90% of polled Americans agreed that a woman will be elected president between now and 2050. 65% of surveyed individuals also shared the same thoughts regarding the election of a Hispanic president.

How Does Politics Tie into Predictions for Future America?

People on both sides of the aisle share a common link. They believe that the policies which they support and stand for will engender a bright, future America. Likewise, both sides also view one another’s policies as harmful to a bright, future America. In layman’s terms, Republicans believe Democrats are wrong and Democrats believe Republicans are wrong.

Over the past few months, Democrats have called for a series of reforms which they believe are necessary for the sake of the nation. Some examples include abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), enforcing Medicare-for-All, and increasing gun control.

Republicans, conversely, are making moves to enact policies of their own which they believe will improve America and lead to a better future. These policies largely include lowering taxes, enforcing legal immigration and strengthening the job market.

What Truly Lies Ahead?

At the end of the day, there is no definite way to predict the future of America. However, the decisions made today will ripple out into the future. Whether or not that turns out to be for better or for worse depends on whom one is speaking to.