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A Glass Half Full or Half Empty: AARP Bulletin Optimism Poll

For several years now Americans have been bombarded with bad news regarding the downturn of the economy, high unemployment, the unprecedented swell of housing foreclosure, and highly charged political rancor.  

A recent AARP Bulletin survey designed to determine how optimistic or pessimistic individuals are about several key social issues found that, overall, adults age 18 and over are optimistic, and particularly so about their family and their health.  However, optimism about their finances and the country is lower than for family and health. … Back to Article

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