Personal Finances

The majority of residents, 52%, believe their personal situations will stay about the same.  However, unlike predictions about the economy, the optimists outweigh the pessimists.  35% of residents expect their family finances to improve while only 12% expect them to get worse.

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County Comparison

Demographic Comparison

Chart: Overall, would you describe the cost of living in the Mid-Hudson Valley for the average family as very affordable, affordable, not very affordable, or not affordable at all?Description: Mid-Hudson Valley Cost of Living 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

The Family Budget

Financial Situation 2012: Region

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Financial Situation 2012: Demography

Chart: How would you describe your household financial situation? Would you say you:Description: Mid-Hudson Valley Household Financial Situation 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Personal Finances in the Coming Year 2012: Region

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Personal Finances in the Coming Year 2012: Demography

Chart: In the coming year, do you expect your personal family finances to get better, get worse, or stay about the same?Description: Mid-Hudson Valley Personal Finances in the Coming Year 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Average Number of Months Could Pay Bills Without Job: Trend

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Average Number of Months Could Pay Bills Without Job 2012: Region

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Average Number of Months Could Pay Bills Without Job 2012: Demography

Chart: If you lost your job or household income, about how many months do you think it would be until you no longer had enough money to pay your monthly bills and expenses?Description: Mid-Hudson Valley Average Number of Months Could Pay Bills Without Job 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Number of Months Could Pay Bills Without Job: Trend

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Number of Months Could Pay Bills Without Job 2012: Region

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Number of Months Could Pay Bills Without Job 2012: Demography

Chart: Financial risk – If lost job or income, how long before no longer enough money to pay monthly bills and expenses?Description: Tags: Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Financial Strain: Trend

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Financial Strain 2012: Region

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Financial Strain 2012: Gender, Age

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Financial Strain 2012: Race

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Financial Strain 2012: Income, Education

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People Doing Without

Received Public Assistance in Past Year: Trend

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Received Public Assistance in Past Year 2012: Region

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Received Public Assistance in Past Year 2012: Demography

Chart: Household Public AssistanceDescription: Mid-Hudson Valley Received Public Assistance in Past Year 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Used a Food Pantry or Food Bank: Trend

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Used a Food Pantry or Food Bank 2012: Region

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Used a Food Pantry or Food Bank 2012: Demography

Chart: Economic Difficulty: You got emergency food from a church, a food pantry, or food bankDescription: Mid-Hudson Valley Used a Food Pantry or Food Bank 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Not Enough Money for Food: Trend

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Not Enough Money for Food 2012: Region

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Not Enough Money for Food 2012: Demography

Chart: Economic Difficulty: You cut the size of your meals or skipped meals because there was not enough money for foodDescription: Mid-Hudson Valley Not Enough Money for Food 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Average Number of Economic Difficulties Experienced: Trend

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Average Number of Economic Difficulties Experienced 2012: Region

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Average Number of Economic Difficulties Experienced 2012: Demography

Chart: Experience of economic hardshipsDescription: Tags: Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Number of Times Experienced Economic Difficulty: Trend

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Number of Times Experienced Economic Difficulty 2012: Region

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Number of Times Experienced Economic Difficulty 2012: Demography

Chart: Experience of economic hardshipsDescription: Mid-Hudson Valley Number of Times Experieinced Economic Difficulty 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Experienced Economic Difficulty: Trend


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Experienced Economic Difficulty 2012: Region


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Experienced Economic Difficulty 2012: Gender, Age


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Experienced Economic Difficulty 2012: Race


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Experienced Economic Difficulty 2012: Income, Education

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Recession Repercussions 

Job Loss During Recession 2012: Region

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Job Loss During Recession 2012: Demography

Chart: Since the recession started in December 2007, was there a time when you were out of work and looking for a job?Description: Mid-Hudson Valley Job Loss During Recession 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Average Number of Months to Find a Job 2012: Region

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Average Number of Months to Find a Job 2012: Demography

Chart: 2012 Mid-Hudson Valley Gap in Employment During RecessionHow long in months were you out of work and looking for a job?Description: Mid-Hudson Valley Average Number of Months to Find a Job 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Number of Months to Find a Job 2012: Region

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Number of Months to Find a Job 2012: Demography

Chart: 2012 Mid-Hudson Valley Gap in Employment During RecessionHow long in months were you out of work and looking for a job?Description: Mid-Hudson Valley Number of Months to Find a Job 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Reduced Pay During Recession 2012: Region

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Reduced Pay During Recession 2012: Demography

Chart: Since the recession started in December 2007, was there a time when you were working but took a cut in pay or had your hours reduced?Description: Mid-Hudson Valley Reduced Pay During Recession 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Reduced Benefits During Recession 2012: Region

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Reduced Benefits During Recession 2012: Demography

Chart: Since the recession started in 2007, was there a time when you were working but had your benefits reduced or had to pay a large share of them?Description: Mid-Hudson Valley Reduced Benefits During Recession 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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