Take a Chill Pill: Poll Says America Needs a Xanax

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State of the Economy

Just 50 percent of respondents said they believe the economy is improving, while 49 percent said it is still in recession. In addition, 27 percent said they or their children owe more than $5,000 in student-loan debt; 20 percent have more than $2,000 in credit card debt that they can't pay off month to month; and 17 percent have a parent or child over 21 years old living with them because of financial or health reasons.


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