Infographic: Americans growing more confident about economy
Men are cheerier than women about their own and the country's finances
By Juan Rodriguez
After years of economic gloom and doom, nearly one in three Americans now believe that the U.S. economy is on the mend, according to a February 2012 report from Discover, but men are significantly cheerier than women about the country's and their own finances.
Thirty-five percent of men feel that the economy is improving -- a 10-point increase from just two months before. Slightly fewer women (29 percent) share that belief. However, that is still a 7-point increase from December.
People aren't quite as positive about their own personal finances, though confidence about that is growing as well. The data comes from Discover's Spending Monitor, a poll that tracks economic confidence and spending intentions of nearly 8,200 consumers throughout the month.
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Published: March 9, 2012
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