Personal Finances

37%

As of 4/27/2014

Date Excellent/Good Only Fair/Poor
8/10/2004 51 48
1/9/2005 51 48
5/15/2005 44 55
1/8/2006 47 52
3/6/2006 48 51
12/10/2006 48 51
2/11/2007 49 49
9/16/2007 48 50
11/26/2007 49 50
1/13/2008 49 49
2/2/2008 45 53
3/22/2008 48 50
4/27/2008 43 55
7/27/2008 42 56
10/12/2008 41 58
12/8/2008 38 61
2/8/2009 38 60
6/14/2009 38 61
8/17/2009 37 61
10/4/2009 38 60
11/8/2009 35 64
12/13/2009 35 63
3/14/2010 37 61
9/6/2010 37 62
10/18/2010 39 59
12/5/2010 35 63
2/7/2011 36 63
4/3/2011 36 62
6/19/2011 38 61
12/11/2011 38 61
1/16/2012 35 64
6/17/2012 41 58
9/16/2012 43 56
10/28/2012 42 56
12/9/2012 39 60
3/17/2013 38 62
6/16/2013 40 59
12/8/2013 39 59
1/19/2014 39 60
4/27/2014 37 62

About six-in-ten Americans rate their own personal financial situation as “only fair” or “poor” while 37% say their finances are in “excellent” or “good” condition. Fully 62% expect their own financial situation to improve over the next year, while 23% say things will get worse for them. Read more.