Posted: Jan 06, 2022 12:01 AM
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The new year often feels like an opportunity to correct past mistakes — for example, improving one’s diet or quitting smoking. This explains why 25% of Americans, and 40% of those under 30, make New Year’s resolutions. Based on the latest poll from The Economist and YouGov, the Biden administration should adopt a New Year’s resolution too. In particular, it should reconsider its domestic policy agenda. Americans aren’t buying it.
YouGov is an influential international research data and analytics group headquartered in London. Pollsters asked 1,500 American adults about the state of the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation and more. Their findings show that people aren’t particularly happy right now.
When asked whether the country is headed in the right direction, only 23% of respondents said yes, while 62% think we’re on the wrong track. Black Americans seem more content than most, with 38% answering yes, as opposed to only 22% of Hispanics. There is also a small gender disparity in these opinions: