Personal Economic Conditions (February 2020)

Personal Economic Conditions (February 2020)

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categoryTotal
A lot better off15%
Somewhat better off26%
About the same38%
Somewhat worse off13%
A lot worse off6%
Don't know3%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
A lot better off4%8%27%
Somewhat better off16%17%38%
About the same49%45%25%
Somewhat worse off21%16%4%
A lot worse off8%6%3%
Don't know1%9%3%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
A lot better off3%5%5%
Somewhat better off16%20%13%
About the same52%51%48%
Somewhat worse off20%14%24%
A lot worse off10%9%7%
Don't know0%1%2%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
A lot better off28%21%28%
Somewhat better off36%39%39%
About the same31%29%21%
Somewhat worse off1%3%6%
A lot worse off3%4%3%
Don't know2%4%4%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
A lot better off3%9%26%
Somewhat better off14%19%38%
About the same49%49%24%
Somewhat worse off23%12%6%
A lot worse off9%5%4%
Don't know2%5%3%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
A lot better off7%1%2%
Somewhat better off16%14%12%
About the same40%54%48%
Somewhat worse off22%23%25%
A lot worse off13%5%12%
Don't know1%3%2%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
A lot better off20%24%29%
Somewhat better off37%43%34%
About the same28%21%24%
Somewhat worse off9%7%3%
A lot worse off4%3%5%
Don't know2%3%4%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
A lot better off16%11%11%
Somewhat better off29%16%23%
About the same37%49%36%
Somewhat worse off11%14%15%
A lot worse off5%6%5%
Don't know1%3%9%

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CategoryMaleFemale
A lot better off20%10%
Somewhat better off29%23%
About the same32%44%
Somewhat worse off10%15%
A lot worse off7%5%
Don't know2%4%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
A lot better off17%14%11%
Somewhat better off21%25%34%
About the same37%41%32%
Somewhat worse off15%12%13%
A lot worse off7%5%5%
Don't know3%3%4%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
A lot better off12%11%19%13%
Somewhat better off20%27%24%32%
About the same44%41%32%39%
Somewhat worse off10%10%16%12%
A lot worse off6%7%7%2%
Don't know8%4%2%1%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
A lot better off13%12%14%16%14%23%
Somewhat better off28%22%26%28%30%21%
About the same24%43%38%36%36%36%
Somewhat worse off20%13%13%11%13%11%
A lot worse off8%5%6%8%5%7%
Don't know7%5%3%2%1%1%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
A lot better off21%13%5%9%
Somewhat better off29%27%24%18%
About the same35%35%49%42%
Somewhat worse off8%13%16%20%
A lot worse off4%6%5%9%
Don't know3%5%0%2%

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CategoryThe Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is the word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God.Don't know.
A lot better off24%15%5%14%
Somewhat better off30%30%19%18%
About the same35%36%45%35%
Somewhat worse off6%14%20%10%
A lot worse off3%4%11%3%
Don't know2%2%1%21%

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