Life is unfair — especially when it comes to money.
Only one in five Oregonians says the economic system of the United States is fair for all, according to a new poll by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center.
The public opinion nonprofit’s recent survey also found that nearly seven in 10 state residents rate Oregon’s economy as middling-to-lousy, though the other three see things as good-to-great. That might not seem like much to crow about, but it’s actually a sign of a sunnier outlook, compared to what polling figures showed when the end of the pandemic was nowhere in sight.
“This is an improvement from a September 2020 DHM Panel survey, when only two in 10 rated conditions as excellent,” Oregon Values and Beliefs said in a briefing.
Residents are somewhat split on whether things are getting better, worse, or just plodding along, per the polling.
Even when examining conditions closer to home, where survey respondents are in general more likely to find a silver lining, only one-third gave a thumbs up when asked about the economy in their town.