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Californians Worried about Economy

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(9/22/2005)

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Many people in California are worried. They are concerned about the prices of gas and other things going up.

A poll was recently done. It asked people questions about the state’s economy. Almost half of the people who were asked said that times are bad for the state’s economy. Only about one-fourth of the people felt that the economy was good.

Quite a few people felt that their own finances were doing pretty good. They thought that they were better off now than they were a year ago. Because of this, it was surprising to see that so many people were worried about the state’s economy.

It is believed that most concerns are from rising gas prices. Once a big hurricane struck, prices got even higher.

Four hundred and sixty-five adults were surveyed during this poll. They were chosen randomly.

(This was adapted from an original story provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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