Americans' Growing Less Concerned With Economic Woes

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Dec. 21 2012 1:26 PM

Americans' Growing Less Concerned With Economic Woes

Official economic data is released with a lot of lags, but public opinion polls can be done in nearly real time. So it's at least suggestive that fewer people are telling Gallup that the economy is the most important problem facing the country.

Maybe that's just the impact of other events making it into the news, but most likely it seems to me that people are seeing better economic conditions in their communities.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.