Fox News recently conducted a poll which found the majority of people believe they are better off today than they were a year ago.
In specific the question asked was:
"And thinking about your situation today compared to what it was ONE year ago, are you better off than you were a year ago, or not?"
The results were conclusive with 44% saying they were better off, 39% saying they were worse off, and 17% saying there had been no difference.
Included in the poll, as reported by pollingreport.com, was some mildly contradictory data.
"Thinking about your situation today compared to what it was four years ago, are you better off than you were four years ago, or not?"
The response was an even split 42% to 42%, however that is a vast improvement from a poll that was taken In July that had the same question produce a result of 37% feeling better off, and 48% claiming to be worse off.