Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
Recent PEW research shows that many Americans are still experiencing financial problems and that there has been no decline in the percentage of Americans facing severe financial problems. On top of that, the results also show that many expect the economy to be worse off a year from now.
Americans with low family incomes are facing the most financial problems. 60% of Americans with a family income less than $30,000 have faced financial strain this year. Those ages 30-49 are worse off than any other age group, with 51% reporting having faced financial strain in the past year.
42% of those who responded to the survey stated that they had faced difficulty obtaining or paying for medical care, problems paying their rent or mortgage, or have lost a job in the last year.
These numbers come as real estate prices are rebounding and investors are seeing the value of their portfolios increasing. It’s clear that while companies have recovered from the recession, the average American is still in the midst of recovery. That explains why only 27% believe that the economy is recovering and only a quarter of Americans expect the economy to be better within a year. The markets may be turning around, but few American’s are affected by real estate values increasing or the stock market rebounding.
So what do Americans base their views of the economic situation on? Gas prices (64%) and the price of consumer goods and food (58%) take the lead, before the budget deficit (39%) and the availability of jobs (39%).
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