After eight long years, Americans are finally feeling better about their futures.
For the first time since 2007, more than half of Americans, 52 percent, say their financial situation is “getting better,” a new Gallup poll shows. That’s up from a low of 29 percent three years ago.
A third of Americans still say their finances are getting worse, Gallup says. But that’s a big improvement from the poll’s 2008 peak, when 49 percent of respondents said things were going south.
Millennials are the most optimistic of any group in the survey. Seventy percent of 18-to-29-year-olds say their financial picture is improving, up from 60 percent last year. Meanwhile, just 33 percent of those 65-plus are feeling better.
Not surprisingly, the wealthier you are, the better you feel.
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