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Young American adults, Millennials, are forging their own optimistic way into adulthood through a detachment to politics and religion, distrust of others, and low levels of financial literacy. (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Study: Millennials Forging Optimistic Future Despite Failing Financial Behavior

Young American adults, Millennials, are forging their own optimistic way into adulthood through a detachment to politics and religion, distrust of others, and low levels of financial literacy.

03/10/2014

File photo of a shopper paying in cash. (Photo credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

U.S. Consumer Confidence Rises on Better Job Outlook

U.S. consumer confidence jumped this month on a better outlook for hiring and overall growth, supporting other signs that show the economy could accelerate in 2014.

12/31/2013

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.

12/26/2013