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Poll: Optimism

How optimistic are you about your own future regarding the following? (responses expressing optimism)

  Total  18-49        50+
Family 86% 86% 85%    
Health 78%     79% 75%
Your community 74%  72% 76%
Finances 65%     68% 60%
The country 57%     59%     56%



How likely do you think that a breakthrough will occur within the next 5 years in the following areas? (responses are for likely)

  Total    18-49  
50+  
Car technology 81%     84% 78%
Health care technology 76%   76%     76%
Quality of public education    52%     51%     53%
Cheaper energy 49%     49% 50%
Global warming/improved environment    45% 44% 47%



How likely do you think that a breakthrough will occur in treating the following diseases within the next 5 years? (responses are for likely)

  Total   18-49        50+
Diabetes 64%     59%     69%
Cancer 60%     55% 65%
Alzheimer’s     52%     47% 58%
AIDS  47%  40%     55%

 

To what extent you do believe or doubt that within the next 5 years most people will actually engage in the following health promotion behaviors? (responses for believe)

  Total      18-49        50+
Eating healthy food    57%     57%     56%
Exercising regularly    52% 53%     51%
Cutting back on high-fat foods 45%     43%     48%



Survey of 1,004 adults age 18 and older conducted by GfK Oct. 22-24, 2010.

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