Personal financial situation

Oct 18, 2010

Q. Over the next 12 months do you think your personal financial situation will get better, get worse or stay much the same?

  29 Mar 10 28 Jun 10 18 Oct 10
Total better 40% 29% 33%
Total worse 23% 31% 29%
Get a lot better 8% 5% 6%
Get a little better 32% 24% 27%
Get a little worse 17% 21% 21%
Get a lot worse 6% 10% 8%
Stay much the same 33% 37% 32%
No opinion 4% 4% 5%

 33% think their own personal financial situation will get better over the next 12 months and 29% worse – 32% think they will stay much the same.

This is a little more optimistic than the June result – an increase from net -2% to +4%.

 Among full-time workers 41% think their situation will get better and 27% worse while those who are not working are more pessimistic – 27% better/32% worse/36% much the same.

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