Mini Poll Results

The Hope Divide

Do you think you are generally better off financially or worse off financially than your parents were when they were your age?
  • 62%
    Better off
  • 24%
    Worse off
  • 15%
    Exactly the same
Looking to the future, do you think most children in this country will grow up to be better off or worse off than their parents?
  • 31%
    Better off
  • 69%
    Worse off
Do you have a sense that the gap between the rich and everyone else is getting bigger, staying about the same, or getting smaller compared to 10 years ago?
  • 82%
    Getting bigger
  • 15%
    Staying the same
  • 3%
    Getting smaller
Do you agree or disagree that the American Dream has become impossible for most people to achieve?
  • 49%
  • 51%
Do you feel that the distribution of money and wealth in this country is fair, or do you feel that the money and wealth in this country should be more evenly distributed among more people?
  • 31%
    Fairly distributed
  • 69%
    Should be more evenly distributed
Which of the following is your greatest financial fear?
  • 25%
    Losing my job and not being able to find a comparable one
  • 23%
    The cost of catastrophic illness
  • 2%
    Being unable to sell my home
  • 3%
    Repaying my own student loans
  • 2%
    Repaying credit card loans
  • 3%
    Providing for my family when I’m dead
  • 15%
    An extended recession
  • 2%
  • 18%
    Something else
  • 8%
    I have no financial fears
Do you have children?
  • 67%
  • 33%
Which of the following best describes your time of life?
  • 0%
  • 4%
    Young adult
  • 8%
    Reluctant adult
  • 47%
  • 41%