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Published: Feb 08, 2023 3 min read
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Half of Americans say their financial situation is worse than it was a year ago, according to a new Gallup poll. The last time this many people were feeling pessimistic about their money was during the Great Recession, which stretched from 2007 to 2009.

What the data says

Of the 1,000-plus people asked about their personal finances between Jan. 2 and Jan. 22: