More than Half of AAII Members Dissatisfied With Economic Growth

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.”

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