Americans’ outlook for the economy darkened in June, a Harris Interactive poll of 2,183 adults in mid July found. Thirty-one percent are afraid that the economy will worsen in the coming year, 41% don’t expect any improvement, and only 26% are hoping things will pick up in the coming year.

Back in February, only 25% thought the economy would sputter, 44% didn’t expect any change, and 34% were hoping for improvement.

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