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Americans Feel Financial Strain in April

Country Financial Security Index Inches Down

Americans grew more pessimistic about their personal level of financial security in April, as the COUNTRY Financial Security Index slipped 0.8 points to 69.4, down from 70.2 in February. The decline was tied to greater concerns about finances and debt and to a drop in confidence in the ability to protect assets. However, it was somewhat offset by stability around retirement and education savings. The COUNTRY Index records the perceived financial security of respondents on a scale of 0-100 with 100 indicating the highest level of security, based on random surveys of 3,000 American adults conducted every other month.

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