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AP Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Can’t Afford $1,000 Emergency

May 24, 2016

NEW YORK — A new poll from The Associated Press shows that two-third of American would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency.

Conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center of Public Affairs Research, the poll showed that 75% of people in households making less than $50,000 a year would have difficulty coming up with $1,000 to cover an unexpected bill. That percentage fell only slightly for households making between $50,000 and $100,000.

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