NEW YORK (AP) — Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.READ MORE: Dallas SWAT Team, Dozens Of Officers Respond To Barricaded Person Near Fair Park
It’s a sign that despite years of recovery from the Great Recession, Americans’ financial condition remains as precarious as ever.READ MORE: 'It Happens To Boys Too', First Male Sex-Trafficking Shelter To Open In Denton
The difficulties are found at all income levels, according to the poll. Seventy-five percent of people in households making less than $50,000 a year would have difficulty coming up with $1,000 to cover an unexpected bill. But when income rose to between $50,000 and $100,000, that figure decreased only modestly to 67 percent.
Americans’ frustrations about the economy and their financial futures have become a dominant theme in this year’s presidential election, as millions have felt left behind in this post-recession economy.MORE NEWS: 'These Vaccines Are A Gift From God': First Baptist Dallas Promoting COVID-19 Vaccine, Hosting Clinic
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