(CNN)– A new CNN/Opinion Research poll reveals that most Americans don't think the economy is in good shape today, but half believe it will get better in a year. The poll, conducted last week, indicates that the country's current view of the economy is more dour than its hopes for the economic future.
When asked how they'd rate the economic conditions in the country today, 81 percent said that conditions are poor, an attitude that hasn't changed in months.
See full results after the jump.
"The number who say that the economy is in poor shape has been stuck in the high 70s to low 80s since the spring of 2009; only 18 percent say the economy is in good shape today," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
The poll also reveals that six in ten say the country is likely to face an economic crisis similar to 2008, which suggests that the fear of another financial meltdown isn't far from the thoughts of most Americans.
Despite these dismal views, 52 percent of the public believe that economic conditions will improve a year from now. But this isn't as hopeful as it may seem because it is the lowest number who felt that way since December 2007, when the recession began.
The CNN/Opinion Research poll was conducted by telephone from November 11-14 among 1,014 adults. It has a sampling error of plus-or-minus three percentage points.
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