TIME SOUNDINGS: The Public: Disenchanted with Ford

Americans are in a bitter and fearful mood. The chief reason seems to be inflation, which has so eroded confidence in President Ford that less than half of those polled consider him acceptable as the next President. A sizable majority of Americans (58%) now believe that there is no end to inflation in sight. About two out of three people express doubts about the country's future prosperity.

These results are clearly shown in the latest TIME Soundings, a quarterly survey of the mood and outlook of the American people. Soundings consists of...

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