You might think that investors who have spent the past year watching their 401(k)'s hemorrhage would be pessimistic about the economy. But a new series of surveys found that investors are actually more optimistic about the economy than those without any cash in the market.
Here's how investors and noninvestors stacked up on a few questions.
|Believe economy is in a recession||55 percent||72 percent|
|Believe economy is in a depression||19 percent||30 percent|
|Believe economy will get better||46 percent||32 percent|
|Support a sweeping bailout||51 percent||43 percent|
|Support Fannie and Freddie bailout||52 percent||46 percent|
|Support AIG bailout||45 percent||37 percent|
Source: Zogby International, 2008
Note: According to two surveys of over 2,000 likely voters each on September 26-27 and September 19-20