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Economic optimism held steady in October, with 46% of gas consumers saying that they were optimistic about the economy, according to the latest NACS Consumer Fuels Survey. A majority of consumers ages 18-34 (53%) say that they are optimistic about the economy.

According to the study, "While optimism remained essentially unchanged from 47% in September, it is significantly higher than a year ago when concerns over the government shutdown sent optimism plummeting to 35%, the lowest level recorded since January 2013." 

One of the major reasons for high optimism, the study says, is falling gas prices.
KC's View:
Am I the only one who thinks that falling gas prices are largely illusory, and that the oil companies are playing us all for long-term suckers?