Minnesota Poll results: Personal finances

  • By: STAR TRIBUNE
  • Updated: March 9, 2013 - 5:06 PM

The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll surveyed 800 Minnesota adults Feb. 25-27. Respondents were reached on both landlines and cell phones. The poll has a margin of sampling error of 3.5 percentage points, plus or minus.

QUESTION: How would you rate your financial situation today? Would you say you are in excellent financial shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape?

EXCGOODFAIRPOORNOT SURE
STATE7%38%34%17%4%
REGION
Hennepin/Ramsey8%43%31%17%1%
Metro Suburbs10%37%32%16%5%
Rest of State5%34%37%18%6%
SEX
Men8%37%31%22%2%
Women7%38%37%12%6%
AGE
18-346%36%32%19%7%
35-4914%37%30%19%-
50-645%39%39%13%4%
65+3%38%36%16%7%
INCOME
<$50,000-22%40%34%4%
$50,000+14%49%29%4%4%
PARTY ID
DFL/Democrat5%35%42%14%4%
Republican10%35%32%19%4%
Independent8%39%31%17%5%
None5%51%16%23%5%
REGISTERED VOTER?
Yes7%38%36%16%3%
No7%37%27%22%7%

QUESTION: Over the next year, do you feel your personal financial situation will improve a lot, improve somewhat, stay about the same, get somewhat worse or get much worse? (IMP=Improve a lot; SW IMP=Somewhat improve; SW WOR=Somewhat worse; DK=Don’t know/Refused)

IMPSW IMPSAMESW WORWORSEDK
STATE5%19%54%12%5%5%
REGION
Hennepin/Ramsey4%15%58%18%1%4%
Metro Suburbs7%26%50%6%7%4%
Rest of State4%18%55%11%5%7%
SEX
Men5%15%53%16%7%4%
Women6%23%55%8%2%6%
AGE
18-345%24%49%10%4%8%
35-498%21%53%15%3%-
50-643%17%58%11%5%6%
65+2%14%58%13%8%5%
INCOME
<$50,00010%19%52%9%5%5%
$50,000+2%20%55%14%4%5%
PARTY ID
DFL/Democrat11%16%65%5%-3%
Republican-23%49%15%7%6%
Independent4%17%51%17%8%3%
None-29%37%15%3%16%
REGISTERED VOTER?
Yes5%18%56%12%5%4%
No4%25%46%14%2%9%

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