Americans Have Negative View of Country’s Future Following Trump’s Election

Americans Have Negative View of Country’s Future Following Trump’s Election

View the latest from the ABC News and SSRS Opinion Poll

Close to half of Americans have negative feelings about the future of the country following the election of Donald Trump as president, while well over a third have positive feelings about the path ahead under the president-elect.

ABC News partnered with SSRS survey research firm to gauge the reaction of Americans toward Donald Trump’s winning election as the 45th president of the United States, and found Americans sharply divided.

When asked to give one word on how they feel about the future of the country under a President Trump, 46 percent responded negatively with a wide range of words, including “scared,” “afraid” and “bleak.” Thirty-nine percent described having a positive outlook, with “hopeful” and “optimistic” among the single most commonly used words among all respondents. Fifteen percent were uncertain or neutral in their view of the country’s future.

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