Poll finds whites without college degrees pessimistic about economy’s future

While the recession has affected most segments of the American population, attitudes about the economy’s future differ by race and educational attainment, according to a new national survey by the Harvard Opinion Research Program at the Harvard School of Public Health, The Washington Post, and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The poll found that whites without college degrees were the most pessimistic about the nation’s economy, with more than half saying that the country’s best days have passed. African Americans and Hispanics have been harder hit by the recession, but reported feeling more optimistic than whites without college degrees, pollsters found.

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