Majority of Americans say US will hit a recession in next year

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A majority of Americans say that the U.S. will enter into an economic recession within the next year, according to survey results in a Hill-HarrisX poll released Wednesday. 

The poll found that 75 percent of Americans say that the U.S. is likely to enter into a recession in the next 12 months. Broken down further, 33 percent of those surveyed said that it’s “very likely” the U.S. will enter into a recession, while 42 percent said it is “somewhat likely.” 

Eighteen percent of participants said it was somewhat unlikely that the U.S. would hit hard times economically, and 7 percent said that very unlikely the country’s economy would hit a recession in the next 12 months. 

The data showed that similar sentiments were held by both male and female respondents when the data was broken down by gender. 

Seventy-six percent of male respondents said its likely an economic recession will happen, while 24 percent of male participants disagree. 

Seventy-five percent of female participants said that it is likely the country will undergo a recession, and 25 percent disagreed. 

The poll showed 79 percent of white pollers said its likely the country will enter another recession. Nearly 66 percent of both Black and Hispanic voters agree. 

The survey also found that 81 percent of registered Republican voters said that the U.S. economy will likely enter a recession, with 19 percent saying a recession won’t happen. 

Seventy percent of registered Democratic voters agreed that a recession would likely happen in the next 12-month timeframe, with 74 percent of Independent voters agreeing as well, according to the poll. 

The most recent Hill-Harris X poll was conducted online among 939 registered voters Nov.18-19. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.

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