United States

Poll: Majority Foresee US Declining Through to 2050

54 percent

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A majority of people in the United States foresees the country on a downward spiral over the next 36 years, a new poll suggests. 

More than half, 54 percent, expect American life to go downhill until 2050, according to a recent poll by Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

That same percentage say life in America is worse today than four decades ago. Pollsters had asked people to rate the change in American life from 1972 until 2012.