A CNN poll earlier this year found that a majority of Americans are pessimistic about the future of the country. That's consistent with prior polling, which discovered that a majority thinks the next generation will be worse off than their own. Are the worries that underpin this trend legitimate?
Watch the video above to learn why it makes sense to be optimistic about the future. Click the link below for the full text and sources for the facts referenced in this video.
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Produced by Zach Weissmueller and Justin Monticello. Hosted by Weissmueller. Camera by Monticello and Weissmueller. Additional graphics by Joshua Swain.