Americans: Financial worries abound

Our scientifically-conducted national telephone survey results are reported below. This box contains a ballot for our companion online poll, which provides unscientific results.

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Americans: Financial worries abound

By a 50%-38% margin, Americans say they are uncomfortable with their financial situation.

Our national scientific poll found minorities are the most worried about their financial status, with 67% of blacks and 61% of Hispanics saying they are uncomfortable with their financial situation.  Whites are evenly divided 45%-45% of the question on whether they’re comfortable with their financial status.

Democrats are uncomfortable about their financial situation 58%-27%, while Republicans say they are satisfied with the finances by a narrow 47%-43% margin. Independents say they’re uncomfortable with their financial status 47%-40%.

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%.

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Poll Position is committed to transparency and upholding the highest professional standards in its polling, explaining why we provide you with the crosstabs of our scientific polls. Crosstabs provide a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation. Here are the crosstabs for this poll: Poll Position crosstabs – financial situation.

You can learn more about our polling methodology here.

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