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Little Love for Wall Street Five Years Post-Crash
Five years since the financial crisis began, Americans' animosity toward Wall Street rages on.
52% of those polled said they have been at least somewhat affected by the Wall Street crisis.
People also expressed pessimism about the economy; only 27% said the economy would improve in the next year. And of those respondents who described themselves as middle class, 43% said it was at least somewhat likely they'd fall out of middle class in the next five to seven years.
9% of respondents said they made $30,000 or less a year. That's up from just 5% from a 1998 poll.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, 23% said they made over $75,000 a year, up from just 9% in the '98 poll.
The poll results of growing inequality come on the heels of a new analysis showing how the "1%" has thrived far above everyone else since the 2008 crash.