TODAY   |  August 23, 2013

Gas prices blamed for poor consumer confidence

The majority of Americans are feeling pessimistic about the economy, and gas prices may be to blame. In a recent study, nearly 9 out of 10 consumers say that rising gas prices have a large impact on their sentiment toward the overall state of the economy.

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>>> mixed news on the economy as consumer confidence is down again and gas prices maybe to blame. the survey says 61% of women, 55% of men are pessimistic about the economy. nearly 9 in 10 consumers way gas prices impacted their sentiment about the overallstate of this economy. it was a stark contrast from july when consumer pessimism was at the lowest level of the year.