About 38 million Americans say they are worse off now than before the pandemic started a year ago.
That’s according to a new poll from Impact Genome and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Overall, 55% said their financial circumstances are about the same now as a year ago, but 15% said they are worse off.
Researchers say the problem is more pronounced at lower-income levels: 29% of Americans living below the federal poverty line said their personal finances worsened in the past year.
Have you lost a job or had hours cut during the pandemic? How does your current financial situation compare with a year ago?