More than six-in-ten (62%) adults say they expect their financial situation to improve in the coming year, compared with just 19% who say they expect it to get worse. That is the most upbeat reading on this measure since September 2007, just before the recession began. Among the most optimistic demographic groups are blacks (81% expect their finances to improve in the coming year), Hispanics (74%) and 18- to 29-year-olds (85%).