This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion about the current pace of economic growth. Nearly three out of every 10 respondents (29%) described the rate of growth as slow (several said “slow, but steady”), very slow or sluggish. About 8% said economic growth is too slow. An additional 8% describe growth as unacceptable, disappointing or terrible. Slightly more than 6% perceive the economy as getting weaker or at least experiencing a slowing pace of expansion. Just 5% think the economy is strengthening. Many respondents blamed Washington politics (both parties were criticized) for hampering growth.
Here’s a sampling of the responses:
- “It’s too slow.”
- “Seems to be slow, but steady.”
- “Economic growth is sluggish.”
- “Growth is disappointing.”
- “It seems to be improving.”
Want to weigh in? Take the survey yourself and see results online at http://www.aaii.com/sentimentsurvey.
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