(Patriot.Buzz) – In stark proof of the abysmal overall situation Joe Biden has put America in, Americans revealed they feel unhappy with their lives.
According to the most recent Gallup poll, only 47% of people say they are “very satisfied,” which is a drop from 50% last year and barely above the all-time low in 2011.
This downward trend in satisfaction hints at bigger economic worries. History shows that when Americans feel less content, it often lines up with tough economic times like the 2008 financial crisis and the recession from 2007 to 2009 when satisfaction levels dipped to similar lows.
The current mood is somewhat mixed and comes at a time when many see the economy as being in a rough spot: 31% of Americans consider themselves “somewhat satisfied,” which shows a clear sense of unhappiness too, about 11% say they are somewhat dissatisfied and 9% are very dissatisfied.
From a survey done between January 2 and 22, the share of U.S. adults who are happy with their lives overall — counting both “very satisfied” and “somewhat satisfied” — fell to 78%. This is a significant 5% drop from the usual 84% average in just a year since Gallup began asking in 1979 and marks the lowest level of overall happiness since 2011.
Before the pandemic hit in January 2020, American satisfaction was at a high of 90%, buoyed by strong economic confidence but COVID-19 quickly changed the economic landscape.
Still certain groups revealed they have not felt the brunt of the crisis and even report higher levels of satisfaction, like those earning over $100,000, married people, those who regularly attend church, individuals with a college education, Democrats and older adults aged 55 and up.
While most of these groups have seen little change or slight drops in satisfaction from last year, Republicans faced a significant 10 percentage point fall.