Test the Nation's Economic Pulse With our Polls

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1. Do you think we will enter a recession in the next six months?

Yes

No

Not sure

2. Are you beginning to watch your spending and cut back on extras in a way that you would not have considered at the start of 2000?

Yes

No

Not sure

3. Do you fear that you will lose your job in the next six months?

Yes

No

Not sure

4. Would you invest in the stock market now?

Yes

No

Not sure

5. Do you believe a Bush tax cut will help or hurt the U.S. economy?

Help

Hurt

Not sure



** Read more about the future of the U.S. economy in this week's cover story by Daniel Kadlec.

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NOTE: This is an unscientific, informal survey for the interest and enjoyment of TIME.com users, and may not be indicative of popular opinion.