Proof That Americans are Angrier and More Frustrated Than Ever

gal.teaparty5.giHave you noticed that people are becoming angrier?  You can see it everywhere – in our homes, in our schools, in our workplaces, in our television shows, in our movies, and certainly in Washington.  In fact, many have said that there is an “epidemic” of anger in America today.  And it is undeniably true.  As you will see below, a whole host of surveys and opinion polls show that America has become a seething cauldron of anger and frustration unlike anything that we have ever seen before.  As a nation, we are more divided than we have been in decades, and economic conditions continue to deteriorate.  People are working harder than ever and Americans get less vacation days than anyone else in the world, but median household income keeps going down every year.  Americans are dissatisfied with their relationships, their jobs, their communities and their political leaders.  There is this growing sense that our country is steamrolling toward disaster, and yet there is very little agreement on what the solutions to our problems are.  Instead, blaming others for our problems has become a new American pastime.  The very fabric of our society is coming apart at the seams and the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted is beginning to disappear.  What is America going to look like if we continue to go even farther down this road?

The following statistics come from various surveys and opinion polls that have been conducted recently.  Without a doubt, these numbers show that Americans are angrier and more frustrated than ever…

#1 65 percent of Americans are dissatisfied “with the U.S. system of government and its effectiveness”.  That is the highest level of dissatisfaction that Gallup has ever recorded.

#2 66 percent of Americans are dissatisfied “with the size and power of federal government”.

#3 70 percent of Americans do not have confidence that the government will “make progress on the important problems and issues facing the country in 2014.”

#4 Only 8 percent of Americans believe that Congress is doing a “good” or “excellent” job.

#5 Only 4 percent of Americans believe that it would “change Congress for the worse” if every member was voted out during the next election.

#6 60 percent of Americans report feeling “angry or irritable”.  Two years ago that number was at 50 percent.

#7 53 percent of Americans believe that the Obama administration is “not competent in running the government”.

#8 An all-time low 31 percent of Americans identify themselves as Democrats.

#9 An all-time low 25 percent of Americans identify themselves as Republicans.

#10 An all-time high 42 percent of Americans identify themselves as Independents.

#11 Barack Obama’s daily job approval numbers have dipped down into the high thirties several times lately.

#12 Only 38 percent of Americans approve of the way that Obama is handling the economy.

#13 60 percent of Americans believe that the “economic system in this country unfairly favors the wealthy”.

#14 70 percent of Americans do not “feel engaged or inspired at their jobs”.

#15 Two-thirds of U.S. teens “admit to having anger attacks involving the destruction of property, threats of violence, or engaging in violence”.

#16 36 percent of Americans admit that they have yelled at customer service agents during the past year.

#17 73 percent of Americans believe that Obama’s efforts to “reform” the NSA “won’t make much difference in protecting people’s privacy”.

#18 77 percent of Americans believe that the state of the economy is either “not so good” or “poor”.

#19 65 percent of Americans are either “somewhat dissatisfied” or “very dissatisfied” with the direction of the country.

Are you starting to get the picture?

We have never seen anything like this in the United States during the post-World War II era.  People are fundamentally unhappy, and that has tremendous implications for the future of our society.

So what is causing all of this anger and frustration?

Well, of course the economic struggles that tens of millions of Americans are experiencing on a daily basis play a huge role.  The following is an excerpt from a recent local Fox News report

Some are describing this as “America’s anger epidemic.” And there are a few reasons: uncertainty in the job market and the economy, working long hours — on average about one month more now than they did in the 1970s and with less vacation.

So if it seems like Americans are angrier these days it’s because we are.

And it is easy to understand why people are becoming increasingly frustrated with the incompetence and rampant corruption in Washington D.C.

Grim findings have been coming thick and fast. Most Americans no longer see President Barack Obama as honest. Half think that he “knowingly lied” to pass his Obamacare health law. Fewer than one in five trust the government in Washington to do what is right all or most of the time. Confidence in Congress has fallen to record lows: in America, as in Italy and Greece, just one in ten voters expresses trust or confidence in the national parliament. Frankly straining credulity, a mammoth, 107-country poll by Transparency International, a corruption monitor, this summer found Americans more likely than Italians to say that they feel that the police, business and the media are all “corrupt or extremely corrupt”.

Americans are also turning on one another. Since 1972 the Chicago-based General Social Survey (GSS) has been asking whether most people can be trusted, or whether “you can’t be too careful” in daily life. Four decades ago Americans were evenly split. Now almost two-thirds say others cannot be trusted, a record high.

In addition, there are certainly other reasons why people are so angry these days as well…

The “Knockout Game” grows more popular. Athletes throw tantrums that would embarrass most 3-year-olds. Race relations simmer at a constant near-boil, while our leaders engage in enough posturing and name-calling to look more like a modern version of “West Side Story” than the servant-citizens who should inspire peace and mutual respect.

So what do you believe?

Why do you think that Americans are so angry and so frustrated these days?

Is there anything we can do about it?

And how bad will the anger and frustration in this country get when the economy completely collapses?

Please feel free to share what you think by posting a comment below…

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21 Responses to Proof That Americans are Angrier and More Frustrated Than Ever

  1. Chris says:

    Here’s why: Deuteronomy 28: 15 – 68.

    Here’s the solution:

    The only way to save this nation is to turn back to Him, His Perfect Moral Laws, Statutes and Judgments, i.e., His Kingdom/Will On Earth.

    “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, And I will give you rest. Take My yoke (i.e., His Law 1 John 5: 2 & 3, as well as His tithe [tax] sytem) upon you , and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and ‘YOU SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.’ (Jer. 6: 16). My yoke is easy, and My load is light.” Matthew 11: 28 – 30.

    He told us that if His people ” … shall humble themselves (e.g., quit thinking we’re the sovereign, take our proper place and quit usurping His), and pray, and seek my face (e.g., He’s to be the ONLY law giver), and turn from their wicked ways (e.g., seek His Kingdom/Will and promote the enforcement of His Laws, Statutes and Judgments); THEN will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

  2. rbodell says:

    I see a lot of really mad people here on the clothesline. You know what really sets them off? When I encourage people to become involved in their government. The clothesline crowd is afraid of that. It stands in their way of keeping the government the way it is.

  3. Carol says:

    I mostly agree that we seem to have a president who is doing everything he can to foster anger, disbelief, change the laws if he doesn’t get his way, but anger serves nothing. Are we becoming like our neighbors in the middle east who burn flags, throw stones and start a uprising by taking the law into their own hands? We are furnishing arms and food to those same people. Why? The president was heard saying that the poor people in our own country are going to bed hungry and their situation is getting worse. So why are we sending money, food, and weapons to the same people we sent our troops to die defending them?

    If you read the Bible about the walls of Jericho come tumbling down and how the few men that were in perils way doubted, but followed God’s plan and God’s people were saved, why aren’t we praying for God’s help. Instead of getting angry start praying. God will hear us. Why are we being so angry, it’s because our world is crashing around us. Our country is no longer God driven. We are leaving Him behind by allowing someone to take God out of the picture. Out of our schools, buildings, changing documents, laws and even Christmas displays, we are leaving God behind. We need to do something NOW. PRAY without ceasing for our country to go back and follow HIM.

  4. Rob says:

    Doing the same thing OVER & OVER without change = Evolution of the Species & Insanity.

    We CAN’T vote them out if we ALL 100% wanted to – NOT gonna happen as already proven over again over if you were but ever partially awake – YEARS ago.

    What does it TAKE people ?

    And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped יהוה, heard us: whose heart יהוה opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to יהוה, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.

    He staggered not at the promise of יהוה through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to יהוה

  5. Jere says:

    The most effective strategy is non-violent non-cooperation, which can be implemented in countless ways.

    One is shunning. Shunning is a form of psychological warfare, and it’s effects are devastating. Essentially, it is complete and total ostracism of the shunned individuals by the rest if the community. No one talks to them, does business with them, or acknowledges their existence any more than one would a cockroach crawling along the sidewalk.

    This should be applied to everyone working in a support capacity to the enemy, which is Big Government and it’s supporters (eg, Big Media). Do you know someone who works the IRS? Shun them. Do you know someone who works for liberal media? Shun them. Do you know someone who works for any government official or bureau — even your local DMV — or public school teachers’ union, mayor’s office, etc.? Shun them.

    This tactic is principled, focused and organic in nature, a natural response to the crimes bring committed and abetted. And if will work. The objective is large numbers of resignations from the organs of the enemy, rendering them impotent (because no one will work for them).

    Shunning is a very powerful tool for enforcing conformity, powerful enough to lead some who have been on the receiving end to commit suicide. The intense and unrelenting emotional pressure of rejection by the community in which one lives is huge.

    This is something we can begin going now. It doesn’t take money, or any more power than we already have. It just takes doing.

  6. David A Wissler says:

    We haven’t tried everything yet, We haven’t tried, NOT Subsidizing What This Federal Government Is Doing.
    We need to stop paying Federal Income Taxes, For Openers,
    If you are employed, you don’t have much control over withholding taxes, at the present, but on
    April 15th 2014, File but don’t pay any owed Taxes.
    If you are self employed, don;t pay any quarterly Taxes, on April 15th 2014, File but don’t pay any
    Taxes,
    If you are retired, on April 15th 2014, File but don’t pay any Taxes.
    This of course assumes that the #1 statistic of 65% of Americans consider NOT PAYING FEDERAL INCOME TAXES.
    Until this gets the attention of our Federal Government, Sign up at http://www.repeal16.org

  7. Thomas Mick says:

    I have proposed a solution for many of our current problems and am trying to get it before the people of America for their consideration…

    “The only avenue that remains for us today is retaking our offices by forcing oath breakers out of them. We have been complacent for too long and allowed this infiltration of our government by putting more value in the distractions presented to us than our civic duty to posterity; now the task of restoring our liberty and limited government is much more difficult. Past generations have allowed our enemies to gain control of our educational institutions, media, the creation of our money, and control of the offices that regulated and monitored wrongdoing in our government. We have brought this upon ourselves by not remaining vigilant and ignoring the warnings of those who were.”

    http://commonsensetome.com/2014/01/02/a-plan-of-action/

  8. Dennis Habern says:

    Getting rid of the Communist, Muslim Black Turd that currently takes up

    space in the White House and his motley crew, would return the United States

    to its normal stature of greatness. My question continues: What is the

    Black Turd’s connection to George Soros, the Rothschilds, Brzezinski, the

    Bilderberger Group and the rest of the secret organizations that this Witch

    Doctor from Kenya has involved himself in, to the detriment of the U.S.

    Therefore, a congressional investigation should be mounted to determine

    his connection to the above, his connection to “THE NEW WORLD ORDER,” and

    his connection to “THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD,” if you follow. This Black Mutt,

    regardless if he is the combination of the two less entities on this planet,

    the Blacks and the Muslims, he needs to be confronted under oath to his

    above connections to Communists, Anarchists, Marxists, Socialists, and

    Criminals. So let it be imparted, so let it be written, and so let it be

    enforced, yesterday. The demon from Hell, must be exterminated like the

    vermin that he is and represents. He is indeed, the Anti-Christ.

  9. Incredulous1 says:

    When obvious, blatant criminals in DC go unchallenged much less punished, the country figures, “Hey, if they don’t abide the laws, why should I?” Our “elected leaders” have incrementally over the last 40-50 years, lost ALL moral credibility and like it or not, they ARE role models. A country led by crooks will be a country full of crooks.

  10. 5WarVeteran says:

    Even with all of this it will take a UFO to land in their front yard or a Sasquatch to kick their ass or the TSA to give the a full anal probe before they get angry enough to accept and believe the truth.

    Many will simply succumb to even greater losses of freedom and income believing “that is the way it has to be”. Because the “government said so”.

    Stupid sheeple.

  11. IAMME says:

    Tha real answer!

    • Thom says:

      I have always believed that if you are ever going to be free you first have to be a responsible person. Meaning you have to have the means to support yourself and your family if you have a family. Total freedom will never be achieved by anyone but being responsible is about as close as you can ever get.

      I know that faith has a lot to do with being and remaining free but faith is not the only answer.

  12. 225 years of unbiblical constitutional elections prove the sign bearer wrong: They can’t be voted out!

    The eternal optimism (AKA extremely short memories) of the American electorate astounds me. Despite the fact that the last 225 years of unbiblical constitutional elections have only produced an America that is more ungodly, less Christian, and more enslaved, REGARDLESS whose elected, every four years they march right back to the voting booths, thinking this time, perhaps this time will be different. They did it in the last election despite the worst two candidates America has ever seen. And, of course, all the pundits are now talking about it doing it all over again.

    Election day is the Constitutional Republic’s high holy day, when the American voting public (non-Christians and Christians alike) worship at the altar of the humanistic (per the Preamble), antichristian (per Article 6), and polytheistic (per Amendment 1) U.S. Constitution–America’s national idol.

    The fact is, in trying to save the Republic by non-Biblical means, Christians have all but lost the Kingdom to the non-Christians and antichrists. Our only hope for turning the present world upside down (meaning those on the top end up on the bottom where they belong) is to do as Jason and his brethren were accused of doing in Acts 17:6-7, by which eventually we’ll provide the way for our posterity to someday to do it right(eous) by establishing a government of, by, and for God (like our true 1600 Christian predecessors did) instead of the humanistic one of, by, and for the people (like the one the late 1700 theistic rationalists established) that is responsible for where we find ourselves today.

    Americans cannot vote themselves off the cliff they find themselves on. They must repent themselves off, beginning, like Gideon of old, with their fathers’ idol.

    If you’re like me, tired of what hasn’t, can’t, and never will work, and want some real answers for our nation, you might begin with our free online book “Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/law-kingdomFrame.html. Then take our Constitution Survey at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ConstitutionSurvey.html by which you will receive a free copy of an 85-page book that examines the Constitution by the Bible.

  13. Sandra Lee Smith says:

    When the economy is collapsed, what we’ll see isn’t anger, but sheer animalistic rage; all veneer of “civilization” will vanish entirely. And that’s precisely what those orchestrating all this intend!

    • TSIndiana says:

      We have a drone for every purpose. When we have used them all, Israel will sell us more…on credit, with interest.

    • Mac says:

      That’s one of the reasons for my list. A list of all the sodomites, traitors, activist judges, lying politicos and human pieces of shit that will cease to be a problem after the orchestrated crisis.

      We need a purge in this country – and it won’t be from the leftist unarmed assholes or the human filth of the Marxist left.

      They can flip that switch anytime they want to…. and you can be sure it won’t be pretty – no Marxist take-over ever is….

      …. but America will have approximately 4 – 5 million armed insurgents – PATRIOTS armed with capable weapons and our Bibles….

      Obama & Co. will pay…. they top the list.

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