A new opinion poll indicates that a majority of Americans believe the United States will be on a downward spiral for decades.
The poll conducted by Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research said 54 percent of those surveyed expect American life to go downhill by 2050.
Fifty-four percent of respondents said life in the United States is worse today than four decades ago when asked to rate the change in American life from 1972 until 2012.
According to the survey, 23 percent think life will improve and 21 percent predict life will remain the same.
Middle-aged, older, and those who earn mid-level incomes are pessimistic about the future.
In this edition of the show we ask: why this gloomy prediction, whether it holds ground, and why Whites and the middle class are particularly worried about their future.