This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion of the current pace of economic growth. More than one out of four respondents (26%) described growth as slow or below average. An additional 14% described growth as sluggish and/or poor. About 15% believe the economy is getting stronger or will gain upward momentum under the new administration. Expectations for stronger growth was also shared among many of the 9% of respondents who say growth is moderate. Just 7% of respondents said the economy is growing at a good pace.
Here is a sampling of the responses:
- “It will accelerate in the first and second quarter because of the new policies of the new administration.”
- “Slow, but steady.”
- “Sluggish globally, and not much better in the U.S.”
- “For now, the data suggests moderate economic growth will continue.”
- “Good, and will pick up this year.”
- “Needs to be higher.”
Want to weigh in? Take the survey yourself and see results online at http://www.aaii.com/sentimentsurvey.
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