50%: Financial concerns
A majority of Americans are not comfortable with their current financial situation. In a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey, 51% said they are financially uncomfortable, 38% said they are comfortable with their finances, 13% did not have an opinion.
African-Americans were most concerned with their financial situation with 67% saying they are not comfortable, 17% said they are, 16% offered no opinion. Whites were evenly divided on the question with 45% saying they were not comfortable, and 45% saying they are comfortable with their current financial state. Ten percent did not have an opinion.
Democrats were more concerned with their current finances than Republicans with 58% of Democrats saying they are not comfortable with their financial situation, 27% are, 16% did not have an opinion. Among Republicans, 47% are comfortable with their finances, 43% are not, 10% did not have an opinion. Independents were slightly more concerned with their current financial situation with 47% saying they are not comfortable, 40% said they are, 13% offered no opinion.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,072 registered voters nationwide was conducted December 4, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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