Economic anxiety is the state of concern about the future of one's economic prospects. Also referred to as economic insecurity, higher levels of economic anxiety have been shown to be positively correlated with a fear of crime. Economic anxiety can increase due to loss of household income or decreased purchasing power, causing affected individuals to self-report having more issues with societal structure and a lower quality of life. 
Economic anxiety has been widely cited (e.g. by commentators at FiveThirtyEight) as a major reason for Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Other commentators, however, argued that economic anxiety was less of an important factor in predicting support for Trump than "cultural anxiety," or the feeling that one is a stranger in America and that illegal immigrants should be deported. The term has also been used sarcastically in response to racist statements and actions by Trump's supporters, to mock the attempts by centrist commentators to argue that support for Trump is due to concern about their economic prospects, not to racist attitudes.
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