Cheerful Russians and Gloomy Americans: What's the World Coming To?


If misery loves company, then the U.S. is in luck: Three-quarters of countries surveyed by Pew Research Center think their economies suck more than last year.

The notable exceptions: India, China, and (weirdly) a newly super-optimistic Russia.

Naturally, those of us who have it pretty good are the biggest whiners: "Some of the most negative evaluations of economic conditions come from citizens of advanced Western countries. Positive views of the economy have declined sharply over the past year in Great Britain, the United States and Spain."

Check out the data here.