AP-Times Square New Year’s Eve poll

All told, 32 percent say 2013 was a better year for them than 2012, while 20 percent say it was worse and 46 percent say the two years were really about the same. Young people were more apt to see improvement: 40 percent of people under age 30 called 2013 a better year than 2012, compared with 25 percent of people age 65 or older.  (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Poll: 49 Percent Of Americans Say Fortunes Will Improve In 2014

On the whole, Americans rate their own experience in 2013 more positively than negatively, but when asked to assess the year for the United States or the world at large, things turn sour.



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