Sound familiar? Nearly six in 10 Pennsylvanians say they are making just enough money to get by, while almost one in four are “falling behind,” according to a new statewide survey from the Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics at Erie’s Mercyhurst College.
The poll paints a dismal picture of the economy and the difficulty Pennsylvanians have finding work. Twenty-four percent of respondents said someone in their household lost a job in the past year, and 67 percent saw a close friend of family member lose work during that time. More than half have made “significant changes to their lifestyles,” and most of these individuals describe themselves as “upset” or “concerned” about the changes they’ve had to make.
You can read the entire poll here.