National Adults
In the coming year, do you expect your personal family finances to get better, get worse, or stay about the same?
Get better Get worse Stay about the same
Row % Row % Row %
National Adults 32% 14% 55%
Registered Voters 28% 14% 58%
Party Identification^ Democrat 41% 6% 53%
Republican 23% 20% 57%
Independent 22% 15% 62%
Tea Party Supporters^ 21% 27% 52%
Political Ideology^ Liberal 35% 10% 55%
Moderate 28% 10% 62%
Conservative 25% 20% 55%
Region Northeast 29% 10% 62%
Midwest 30% 14% 56%
South 33% 16% 51%
West 33% 12% 55%
Income Less $50,000 35% 14% 51%
$50,000 to just under $100,000 29% 15% 56%
$100,000 or more 33% 9% 59%
Education Not college graduate 32% 14% 54%
College graduate 32% 13% 55%
Age Under 45 45% 11% 43%
45 or older 23% 15% 62%
Age 18 to 29 47% 10% 43%
30 to 44 44% 12% 44%
45 to 59 27% 16% 57%
60 or older 17% 13% 69%
Race White 24% 15% 61%
African American 51% 9% 39%
Latino 51% 10% 39%
Gender Men 35% 13% 51%
Women 28% 14% 58%
Interview Type Landline 28% 15% 57%
Cell Phone 42% 9% 49%
McClatchy-Marist Poll National Adults: Interviews conducted March 20th through 22nd, 2012, N=1080 MOE +/- 3.0 percentage points. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding.
^National Registered Voters: N=846 MOE +/- 3.5 percentage points. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding.