Over four thousand people have chimed in on this New York Times interactive feature about the state of the economy. What makes this ireally interesting is that the age groups of people in their twenties, thirties, forties and fifties are almost equally represented. The same holds true for men and women.
Judging from this sample, people are generally pessimistic, particulary about next year.
That being said, so far at least, the men tend to be more optimistic than the women.
Check it out and play along...