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Local Residents See Little Change in Economy, RMU Poll Finds 

Moon Township, Pa.  – A majority of Allegheny County residents believe their own financial situation will be the same as last year, according to a survey conducted by students at Robert Morris University (RMU).

Students in RMU’s marketing research course polled 210 county residents by telephone from March 25-30 and asked, “In comparing your financial situation to last year, do you feel better off than last year, about the same, or worse than last year?”

Overall, 56 percent of respondents said their financial situation would be the same as last year, while 27 percent said it would be worse. Only 17 percent said they believed their financial situation would improve over last year.

The most pessimistic group was those over age 65. Only 4 percent of those participants said their financial situation would be better this year than last year; 38 percent said it would be worse.

For more information, contact Norman Schnurr, associate professor of marketing, at 412-397-2201.