USA - ARE You SEEING THIS?? -Andrew Strom. I would be very interested in comments from the USA on this - or Europe or the UK which have been facing similar trends. A Gallup poll in the USA reported last week that 55% of Americans believe that America is still in a Recession or a Depression - despite the government pronouncements of a 'recovery'. What they are seeing just doesn't match up. This tallies with another April poll showing that 47% of Americans rate the economy "poor" and 19.2% report being underemployed. I believe that America and much of the Western world is currently going through a great "purging" that is set to last for years. Much of the excess and shallowness of the "Go-go" years will be purged from people's thinking. I believe many will be in a place to seek God again. This process is very painful, but I believe it is necessary to see true spiritual values come to the forefront once more. I expect this "long grind" to last for years yet. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! But long term I believe great good will come from it all - especially in turning Westerners from materialism toward spiritual Truth. When we pray for "Revival" sometimes I don't think we realize what it may take to get us there! For those in the USA, please share with us what you are seeing there. Does unemployment still seem terribly bad where you are? What is the true state of the economy that you are seeing? And what effect is it having, do you feel, on the average American? -Please comment on this topic at the website below- http://www.johnthebaptisttv.com/ God bless you all. Andrew Strom.