Americans are getting more optimistic about their financial future, and they believe housing still plays an important part in that, according to a poll of 1,000 to 2,000 people conducted by FTI Strategic Communications.
Sixty-two percent of Americans say they expect the economy to improve within the next year. What’s more, 73 percent of those surveyed say home ownership is part of achieving the American Dream.
According to the survey, Americans believe they increasingly hold their financial fate, with 60 percent saying that they can be comfortable financially by working hard and being savvy with their investing.
What’s more, 44 percent say they believe they’ve had more opportunities than their parents.
The survey found that the chief worries among the public is paying for health care, losing a job, and the high costs of education.
Source: “Consumer Corner: Americans Still Optimists,” Bloomberg Businessweek