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Most Americans ‘concerned' about making ends meet - poll

Posted On: Aug 19, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Most Americans ‘concerned' about making ends meet - poll

Nearly two-thirds of respondents are worried about affording ‘day to day things'
Some 65% of Americans are “ concerned ” about being able to afford “ day to day things ,” according to a YouGov-CBS News poll published on Monday. Almost three-quarters of respondents - 73% - said they were concerned about their ability to save money.
Two thirds of poll respondents were concerned about whether they could afford to “ take a vacation or travel ,” while 70% said they were worried about being able to afford retirement. Of those with children under the age of 18, 60% were anxious about being able to pay for childcare.
These worries were part of a bleak overall outlook on the economy, with 75% of poll respondents rating it “ fairly bad ” or “ very bad .” Asked how “ things in America today are going ,” 60% responded that it was “ worse than expected ” at the start of the year, and fully 69% expected the economy to slow down or enter a full-blown recession within the next year.

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