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President Trump walks to Marine One on March 20. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post). New data show economic anxiety among white Americans has evaporated in the age of Donald Trump, falling to levels last seen during the George W. Bush administration. White pessimism defined the 2016 presidential campaign. Between 2006 and 2016, non-Hispanic whites had worried about falling standards of living at much higher rates than their black and Hispanic compatriots. The role of economic anxiety among working-class whites was widely debated in the wake of Trump’s election in 2016. Use of the phrase “ economic anxiety ” in American news coverage peaked in November of that year, according to the News on the Web database. Full story

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