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Q Poll: Americans Have Mixed Views For 2018 On World Peace, Strong Economy

The Quinnipiac Poll says the world will be a less peaceful place in 2018.
The Quinnipiac Poll says the world will be a less peaceful place in 2018. Photo Credit: Quinnipiac Poll

The world will be a less peaceful place in 2018, but the economy may be a lot stronger, American voters said in the Quinnipiac University national poll released this week.

The world will be a less peaceful place in 2018, American voters say overwhelmingly — 73 percent to 18 percent — according to the poll.

One bright spot is the Middle East, as voters say 48 percent to 41 percent that a way can be found for Israelis and Palestinians to coexist peacefully, the Quinnipiac University Poll found.

Women are hopeful 51 percent to 37 percent. Men are divided as 45 percent say a way to coexistence can be found and 47 percent say no.

But American voters say 58 percent to 26 percent that 2018 will be better than 2017 for them personally. Democrats say 44 percent to 38 percent that 2018 will be worse for them, the only party, gender, education, age or racial group listed with a pessimistic outlook.

The nation's economy will be better next year, voters say 52 percent to 38 percent. The economy will be worse, Democrats say 64 percent to 22 percent; women say 48 percent to 40 percent and black voters say 61 percent to 28 percent. White women are divided 44 percent to 45 percent. Every other listed group has a positive outlook.

A total of 33 percent of American voters are "very satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied" with the way things are going in the nation today, while 67 percent are "somewhat dissatisfied" or "very dissatisfied."

"Hope for Mideast peace and a belief we'll all be better off financially are bright spots in a survey that has an undercurrent of unease over an ever more dangerous world," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

From Dec. 13 to 18, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,230 voters nationwide with a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.

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