Entry Submitted by Drunken Sailor at 4:22 PM EDT on October 19, 2016
"Just Take a Chill Pill!"
Well it’s no big surprise that it has been quite a anxious year, especially with all the past and current back and forth INTEL in Dinarland. Yes a very long year indeed, both given this topsy-turvy economy and with the "soon-to-end" campaigning on the still highly volatile and unpredictable 2016 Election. The 2016 election is causing such a high amount of stress and anxiety for at least 52 percent of all American adults, according to an American Psychological Association survey. "It doesn’t matter whether you’re registered as a Democrat or Republican — U.S. adults say they are experiencing significant stress from the current election.”
Last October, Marketplace launched their first-ever national economic survey, the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll. They did it so that they could find out and track — over time — how folks are feeling about the economy all through this historic election year and heading into the voting booth. And this is what they found out. Over the past year, they have learned about the economic things that keep Americans up at night. (Thirty-nine percent of us lose sleep over our finances — 11 percentage points higher than it was a year ago).
Also, they learned that 28 percent of Americans are afraid of not being able to pay their mortgages — that’s up from 10 percent a year ago. And they have learned that almost half of all Americans with full- or part-time jobs – 48 percent — say they’re working “just a job” and not part of a career development path.
There’s way more in there:
The steep jump in our Economic Anxiety Index in the past year. What Americans think makes a "good" job. How much we trust — or don’t — government economic statistics, like the unemployment rate. The sharp differences in how Trump voters and Clinton voters see the economy. In releasing the fourth and final wave of their survey — the last real snapshot of how Americans are feeling about this economy in the countdown to Election Day. There’s lots of good data in there — dig in.
Using responses to the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll, Marketplace and Edison Research created the Economic Anxiety Index®, a number on a scale from 0-100 that is calculated from answers to a battery of questions. The Economic Anxiety Index® describes just how stressed out people feel about their personal financial situation. The higher the number, the more economic stress someone is feeling.
The Economic Anxiety Index® is now 36, up 20 percent from a year ago.
More Americans are increasingly worried about losing their jobs, the ability to pay their mortgage or rent and saving for retirement. Thirty percent of Americans are very fearful that they will lose their job in the next six months, up from 10 percent a year ago.
More than a third of Americans, 39 percent, say their personal financial situation actually causes them to lose sleep. One quarter of Americans completely distrust the economic data reported by the federal government, including statistics like the unemployment rate, the number of jobs added and the amount of consumer spending.
Almost half of Donald Trump supporters (48 percent) completely distrust the economic data reported by the federal government, compared to only 5 percent of Hillary Clinton supporters.
Sixty-four percent of Americans are frequently or sometimes anxious about their financial situation, and only 34 percent of Americans feel financially secure.
Is the economy rigged in favor of certain groups? A majority of Americans, 62 percent, think it is. Majorities of all demographic groups agree, including Democrats, Republicans, Independents and all income levels.
There is consensus as to whom the economy is rigged to benefit. A majority of respondents who think the economy is rigged agree — it is rigged for the rich, politicians, banks and bank executives, and corporations.
The imminent release of our ultimate blessing, (as was just updated in the "Monumental" Republic Update - October 19, 2016), will soon come to be a thing of the past and all GOD-Like good humanitarian deeds will already be actively in play.
Just thinking out loud again folks...but whatever happens with everything either before or on Nov. 8, life will still go on after this date with the imminent rewarding of our TRUE destiny so please try to avoid catastrophizing it all, and try to maintain a balanced perspective as much as humanly possible.
Folks remember to just CHILLAX and BREATHE!
~ Drunken Sailor