The John Hancock Investor Sentiment Index fell four points in the second quarter to 18, down from 22 in the first quarter, when John Hancock debuted the index.

Americans said they are worried about rising gasoline prices, healthcare costs and the national debt, with 62% saying they are very concerned about oil and gas prices, 61% worried about the national debt and 40% concerned about unemployment.

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