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RIVERWOODS, Ill.-CU members were more optimistic about the economy than non-members, according to the April Discover U.S. Spending Monitor. The poll tracks economic confidence and spending intentions throughout each month with 8,200 consumers. Members ranked the economy at 92.2 in April-an increase over 90.8 in March. Non-members' sentiment was at 87.5 in April and 88.7 in March, while rankings by overall adults-members and nonmembers alike-were at 89.4 in April and 89.5 in March. Still, 55.8% of members and 55% of total adults surveyed rated the overall economy as "poor" in April. In March, 53.3% of members gave the same rating.

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