More Americans believe today than they did two years ago that their country will never fully recover from the Great Recession.
Fifty-six percent of Americans surveyed by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University in August 2010 said they believed the Great Recession would permanently change the economy.
In a January follow-up survey, 60 percent of respondents agreed with that sentiment....
.... Most survey respondents -- 73 percent -- had either lost their jobs or knew somebody who had. More than half said they have less money than they did before the recession, and 61 percent believe they will never fully recover.