National Adults
Do you think that the U.S. economy is currently in a recession or not?
Yes No Unsure
Row % Row % Row %
National Adults 66% 30% 4%
Registered Voters 65% 32% 2%
Party Identification^ Democrat 50% 47% 3%
Republican 76% 21% 3%
Independent 69% 29% 1%
Tea Party Supporters^ 77% 21% 2%
Political Ideology^ Liberal 56% 43% 1%
Moderate 60% 38% 2%
Conservative 76% 21% 3%
Region Northeast 59% 38% 3%
Midwest 62% 33% 5%
South 67% 29% 4%
West 72% 25% 3%
Income Less $50,000 67% 27% 5%
$50,000 to just under $100,000 66% 33% 1%
$100,000 or more 66% 33% 1%
Education Not college graduate 65% 30% 5%
College graduate 65% 32% 2%
Age Under 45 71% 26% 3%
45 or older 63% 33% 4%
Age 18 to 29 74% 22% 4%
30 to 44 68% 29% 2%
45 to 59 68% 29% 3%
60 or older 55% 40% 5%
Race White 68% 28% 4%
African American 52% 47% 1%
Latino 63% 31% 6%
Gender Men 66% 30% 4%
Women 65% 31% 4%
Interview Type Landline 62% 33% 5%
Cell Phone 75% 23% 2%
McClatchy-Marist Poll National Adults: Interviews conducted March 20th through 22nd, 2012, N=1080 MOE +/- 3.0 percentage points. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding.
^National Registered Voters: N=846 MOE +/- 3.5 percentage points. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding.