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According to one of the latest polls, most Americans are disappointed with the US economic environment. They believe that the current system is unfair. Only the “powerful influential circles” in her are happy. Another survey found that the least confident in the future is the social group of Americans under the age of 34. Another survey allowed us to find out how much US citizens believe in the global superiority of their armed forces. Answer: almost half refused the US in the world military championship. Americans are disappointed in their own congressmen.

The site Pew Research Center published the results of a sociological survey on the topic of justice of the US economic system. In fact, this is the question that potential presidential candidates from both leading parties are now posing. Here is his wording: “Is the US economic system fair for most Americans, or does it“ play into the hands of ”the rich and powerful?”

Most Americans believe that the economic system is unfair and favors the success of influential circles. So thinks 65% of respondents. The injustice is that the system promotes the interests of "powerful" groups.

And the entire 31% believes that the system, "as a rule, is fair for most Americans."

Significant and something else. It turns out that among the polled high-income Republicans the probability of meeting those who find the economic system unfair is far from being as high as among Democrats. The economic differences within parties on this issue are striking, the authors point out.

Republicans who have household incomes of $ 100.000 and above are much more likely to argue that the system is fair for most Americans: 60% of Republicans with such an income expressed precisely this point of view.

Among the Democrats, the picture changes to the opposite. The economic system in the United States is unfair and is adjusted to the interests of powerful groups, say 82% of Democrats with a family income of $ 100.000 and above.

Disappointment in the economic system keeps pace with pessimism about the future.

Another study Pew Research Center allowed us to reveal that, despite the difference in race, ethnicity, diversity of opinions on a number of political and social problems, young Americans (Millennials generation) are strikingly similar in one thing: this young generation of US citizens is least confident in the future of the nation.

The survey revealed that 37% Millennials in total (18 years - 34 years) have “quite a lot of confidence” about the future of the United States. Unlike the Millennials, the Gen X generation (35 — 50 years) by 45% is confident in the future, the Boomer generation (51 year — 69 years) by 49% and the Silent generation (70 — 87 years) - by 56%. Thus, the American youth at the age of 18 - 34 is the most pessimistic part of the citizens of the United States and does not really believe in the bright future of the Motherland.

It is also interesting that Millennials’s future credibility decreases: earlier, young people were more optimistic. In 2014, 49% Millennials stated that the best years for the country were “ahead”, and 45% thought that they were already “behind”.

Poll already conducted Gallup Institute, showed that almost half of Americans do not believe in the global superiority of US forces.

Only 49% of respondents believe that the United States is the military power No. XXUMX. Another 1% claims the opposite.

The current figure is the lowest for the Institute's 23 year of polls on this topic. It is also interesting that in February last year 59% of citizens claimed that the United States is the leading military force in the world. There is a "significant reduction" indicator, stated in the text.

The fall in confidence in their own army at 10 percentage points, the researchers believe, probably reflects the anxiety of Americans about international terrorism faced by the country and which is considered one of the most dangerous threats. This is much talked about in the debates of the members of the presidential campaign.

But much lower is the confidence of American citizens in congressmen.

Next poll Gallup Institute allowed to establish that among the voters of the United States there is hardly a half who believe that their own member of Congress deserves re-election. And just 27% say that most members of Congress deserve re-election.

The institute notes that relatively low voter support for congressmen has been typical for the United States since 2006.

Today, both Democratic voters and Republicans have negative views on the re-election of congressmen. The rating (approval level) of the work of the Congress over the past five years has fallen below the bar in 20%.

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Recent studies by sociologists demonstrate a sad fact for American citizens: Americans tend to distrust the politicians they choose; they do not see the real power in the army, which they hold for their taxes; they find no bright future ahead; do not consider the economic system fair.

Probably, the election campaign going on in the country influenced the negative assessments of citizens. Each of the potential presidential candidates tends to stick out the shortcomings of the system and the failures in the transformations carried out by the current president.

On the other hand, the pessimism of Americans regarding some issues, as research has shown, has been growing for decades.

Speaks for itself and the fact that the majority of US citizens established themselves in a single opinion: the current system "plays into the hands" of powerful people, and not at all to the people.

Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
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  1. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 18 February 2016 06: 25
    You often choose not distant politicians for the presidency - preferably with the psychology of a slave ...
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 18 February 2016 08: 01
      the existing system "plays into the hands" of powerful individuals, and not at all of the people.
      this applies not only to the United States, show a country where "for the people" everything is done ... probably only behind a piece of old canvas, in Papa Carlo's closet, behind the cherished door .. Far, far beyond the sea

      There is a golden wall.

      In the wall of that treasured door,

      Behind the door is a big country ...

      ... And the children go to school there,

      And the old people are always full.

      I open with a golden key

      The cherished door in the wall ...

      But where to find this key,

      No one told me.
      1. Sirocco
        Sirocco 18 February 2016 08: 48
        Quote: Andrey Yurievich
        there are not only the USA, show a country where "for the people"

        Well, we have the same, not everything is so rosy, I read the article and compared it with our reality. So you can say fifty fifty. While it's a draw, let's look at further developments. You will not go far on patriotism if there are no changes in our country.
    2. Volzhanin
      Volzhanin 18 February 2016 08: 29
      Whatever one may say, but their economy will collapse sooner or later, and since the states are stuffed with weapons to the very eyebrows, the fun is unprecedented.
      The main thing is to make sure that they have fun alone and do not share their "happiness", at least with Russia.
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 18 February 2016 08: 46
        Quote: Volzhanin
        Whatever one may say, but their economy will collapse sooner or later,

        what is your confidence based on if it is super, mega powerful compared to ours? still think she is "rotting"? holy naivete ... you mean an astronomical external debt? Yes, they wanted to pay off debts ... probably REN-TV watch a lot.
      2. 0255
        0255 18 February 2016 09: 30
        Quote: Volzhanin
        Whatever one may say, but their economy will collapse sooner or later, and since the states are stuffed with weapons to the very eyebrows, the fun is unprecedented.
        The main thing is to make sure that they have fun alone and do not share their "happiness", at least with Russia.

        Aha, every year it falls apart laughing Article minus, we have already gotten similar stories about how America is getting poorer and is about to fall apart. negative I understand that we all want the collapse of the most aggressive country, but for some reason there is no collapse request
  2. Nix1986
    Nix1986 18 February 2016 07: 15
    In my opinion, the most striking example of disappointment in the economic environment and the role of the state in a market economy was the case of Shkreli. The market is, on the one hand, a self-regulating system, but on the other hand, it is a game of people with different interests, and as in any game there are players who use different opportunities to play unfairly. And this is precisely the role of the state as a judge, to monitor compliance with the rules, and if they are imperfect, change them. Yes Shkreli k.o.z..e. no one argues, but from a formal point of view, he did not violate anything, as he said in his interview "I only played the role of the manager of the company, which was to maximize shareholder profit by any legal means", and you can't get in there. In all specialized literature and in universities they teach what entrepreneurial activity is, but everyone understands what the social responsibility of business is in his own way and there is no clear definition of this. In the meantime, the state should not be removed from market regulation. The extreme of a planned economy is bad when the state dictates where and how many chamber pots to produce, and bad when the market is not controlled by anyone.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 18 February 2016 08: 31
    the existing system "plays into the hands" of powerful individuals, and not at all of the people.

    Have you really begun to understand? Although unlikely. Oleg, yesterday on RTR we talked about corruption in the United States. When corruption is legalized and introduced into the framework of the law, then no one will fight such corruption, but will actively point out the shortcomings in other countries. The USA is a country that has been trying to subjugate the whole world for many years. But it's one thing to want (to try), and another thing to do it. Russia is the stumbling block.
  4. Jarilo
    Jarilo 18 February 2016 09: 31
    The current system fits into the formula: The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, or money is money, money makes money. In general, a game where the rules are set by the powerful in the interests of the same powerful, and those who earn their bread by righteous labor pay for all this. As a result, all the capital was concentrated in a few and ceased to fulfill its main function, so money is printed and distributed free of charge, in the sense of interest-free, in order to revive the economy.
  5. Villon
    Villon 18 February 2016 10: 04
    Apparently it became not sweet for ordinary Americans to push the new world order. Sobering up nearby.
  6. tacet
    tacet 18 February 2016 14: 31
    "It speaks for itself and the fact that the majority of US citizens have established themselves in a unanimous opinion: the existing system" plays into the hands "of powerful individuals, and not the people." And the "teenager" then began to grow up.
  7. polo
    polo 18 February 2016 22: 17
    There is such a truth about the United States that it is worse than any lie.