"Men are more downbeat than women about America's future."
A new CNBC All-America Economic Survey of 800 Americans shows 53 percent of men are mainly pessimistic, with 42 percent optimistic. Women are more evenly split at 48 percent pessimistic and 46 percent optimistic.
Put it all together, and the nation as a whole splits 50-44, favoring the pessimists over the optimists.
Married men are especially discouraged: 60 percent say they are pessimistic, compared to 44 percent of unmarried men.