The Great Recession may have officially ended in June 2009, but many Americans are still extremely pessimistic about the economy. That's the conclusion of a national survey conducted by the DailyTicker 

Nearly 1,100 employed and unemployed Americans participated in the survey from Jan. 9 to Jan. 16. According to the results, the national psyche remains dour.

Among the findings were that eight in 10 Americans are skeptical that career and employment opportunities will be better for the next generation, and more than half of the respondents said the economy will not fully recover from the recession for another six years, with 29 percent saying the economy will never fully recover. Read more.