72 percent of Americans feel hopeful about 2017: poll
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Nearly three-quarters of Americans, or 72 percent of those polled, say they are feeling hopeful about 2017, according to a new Morning Consult survey.

Sixty-one percent of respondents say they are feeling optimistic about the upcoming year, and 51 percent of people are feeling excited.

But half of the respondents say they are feeling anxious about the coming year, according to the poll.

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Twenty-three percent reported feeling sad and 19 percent reported feeling angry going into the new year.

Less than half of respondents say they are feeling peaceful or relaxed about the coming year, and a quarter reported feeling indifferent.

Eighty-one percent of Americans say they are concerned about the nation's political atmosphere, and 64 percent are worried about world affairs.

Still, 55 percent say they think 2017 will be a better year than 2016, with 59 percent saying they expect to do better financially in 2017.

The poll was conducted among 1,562 adults from Dec. 16 to 19. The margin of error is 2 percentage points.

A similar poll by the Associated Press–Times Square Alliance also showed that Americans were hopeful 2017 would be better than 2016.