What’s the biggest threat to the economy? Guess what Americans said.

Americans have anxiety over this.

Americans are worried about this.

What do a majority of Americans see as the biggest threat to the U.S. economy over the next six months?

The presidential election was named by six out of 10 Americans among every age group, income group, ethnic group, political affiliation and regardless of gender, a study released Tuesday by Bankrate.com found.

Coming in second was terrorism at 12 percent, followed by struggling overseas economies at 9 percent, a decline in the stock market at 8 percent and an increase in interest rates at 5 percent.

To view the survey results go to:
http://www.bankrate.com/finance/consumer-index/financial-security-charts-0916.aspx
“When Americans were asked about the biggest risk to the U.S. economy, the landslide winner was the outcome of the presidential election, garnering 61 percent of the vote and five times more votes than the second choice – terrorism,” said Bankrate.com Chief Financial Analyst Greg McBride, CFA.

 

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