hcdresearch_logo.jpgAccording to a survey by HCD Research, most participants think issues like the economy, healthcare, education, the Iraq war and energy will improve over the next four years with President Obama in office.

The study, which was conducted January 13-15 among 3,772 participants, was undertaken to obtain Americans perceptions of President Obama and how they feel his presidency will affect top US concerns and can bring positive change.

Among the findings:

– 58% think the economy will improve under Obama. Among Republicans, 37% believe the economy will improve, while an equal number believe it will get worse.
– 44% think healthcare coverage will improve.  Among Democrats, 61% agree, while only 19% of Republicans say the same.
– 39% of Americans think the educational system will improve overall, while 36% say it will say the same.  Broken down by party, 54% of Democrats believe it will improve, while 47% of Republicans believe it will stay the same.
– 59% believe the situation regarding the war in Iraq will get better. Again, Democrats are more optimistic, with 68% agreeing that things will improve (vs. 44% of Republicans).

I feel optimistic and hope the spread of economic downturn ends soon. What do you think?

To find more about the survey, click here.