The economy. It’s an election issue, a global issue, and, for most Americans, a personal issue.
Gaging how well the economy is doing can be very difficult for economists. Measuring economic success on the national level relies on the stock market, unemployment numbers, and wage growth.
But these measurements don’t always represent how Americans feel about the economy on a personal level.
To find out how people are feeling on a personal level, Marketplace and Edison Research have teamed up to develop the “Economic Anxiety Index.”