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Americans Are Way More Worried About Another Recession Than A Terrorist Attack

05/11/2015 01:43 pm ET | Updated May 09, 2016

Americans' long-pessimistic views of the economy have generally improved this year, but most are still concerned that their financial troubles aren't over.

In a new GW Battleground poll, 73 percent of voters say that they're at least somewhat worried that their family will suffer the effects of another economic downturn, with a third saying they're very worried.

Only 24 percent say they believe that the next generation will be economically better off, largely unchanged since last December.

While foreign policy has loomed larger in this election cycle than it has in recent years, it's not nearly as much of a personal concern, the polls finds. Voters are more than three times more likely to cite jobs or the economy as their top issue than they are to mention "foreign threats," and 60 percent say they're not too worried or not at all worried about being the target of a terrorist attack.

The GW Battleground poll was conducted by the Tarrance Group and Lake Research Partners between May 3 and May 6, using live interviewers to reach 1,000 registered voters.

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