Over at the invaluable American Council on Science and Health, ASCH
senior biomedical fellow Alex Berezow reports the depressing news
that only 6 percent of Americans are optimistic about life.
Americans were the most pessimistic polled worldwide, giving gloomy
answers 57 percent of the time. And younger respondents tend to be more
pessimistic about the future than older ones. They see the World as not
an easy place to be, its more of negative than positive, more of no than
yes, more of falling than rising.