CNBC Wednesday launched the first edition of its quarterly survey "Wealth In America" measuring consumer confidence on a number of hot-buttom issues such as the economy, the stock and housing markets, employment and personal finances.
In general, the survey shows most Americans are satisified with lives and enjoying standards of living above their expectations. In particular, a majority of those polled thought their stock portflios would be higher a year from now. On the negative side, about one in four were worried about the economy entering a recession.
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