SOURCE: BIGresearch


January 21, 2010 10:20 ET

American Pulse™ Special Report: Year in Review; Bottom Line Is Americans Are Fed Up

Hopes Turn to Helplessness, Anger and Feeling Less Safe

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - One year after the inauguration of President Obama, an analysis of 18 American Pulse™ surveys (including over 90,000 respondents), shows that Americans are increasingly dissatisfied with his and the Democratic Congress' policies. From concerns over the economy, frustration about healthcare and a feeling that they no longer have a voice in Washington (just to name a few), Americans are indicating they may simply be fed up with Washington.

Key points from every month throughout the past year include:

January 2009

--  55.9% thought Tim Geithner's failure to pay taxes in the past should
    prevent him from being Treasury Secretary... he was confirmed.
--  62% strongly disagreed with or disagreed with the statement "The U.S.
    Government is looking out for my financial interests"... strike one against
    government spending.

To view the rest of the complimentary report (February 2009 through January 2010):

About American Pulse™

The American Pulse™ Survey is collected online by BIGresearch every month exclusively utilizing Survey Sampling International's (SSI) U.S. panel covering topics such as politics, pop culture and the economy. Over 5,000 respondents participate, providing greater insights and accuracy of +/- 1%.

About Survey Sampling International (SSI)

Survey Sampling International is the premier global provider of sampling solutions for survey research. SSI offers access to more than 6 million consumer and business-to-business research respondents in 54 countries via Internet, telephone, and mobile. Additional client services include custom profiling, survey programming and hosting, data processing, sampling consulting, and survey optimization. SSI serves more than 1,800 marketing research clients, including nearly three-quarters of the top researchers worldwide. Founded in 1977, SSI has an international staff of 400 people representing 50 countries and 36 languages. The company is based in Shelton, CT with 14 additional offices worldwide.

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