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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