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Stressed about the economy? A growing number of Hispanics are too

A new Associated Press-Univision poll find Hispanics are increasingly worried about the U.S. economy and their ability to meet their monthly expenses.

Here are some of the key findings:

  • Forty-five percent said they or a relative have lost a job since September 2009
  • Nearly half expressed intense worry over losing their jobs, paying bills or saving for college
  • Forty-six percent said they worry a lot about facing a major unexpected medical expense
  • Six in 10 said it’s hard for them to get ahead financially these days

The survey notes that Hispanics have been hit hard economically in this recession in part because they disproportionately tend to work in construction and manufacturing.

More than 1,500 Latinos were surveyed for this poll that was conducted from March 11th to June 3rd. You can find the questions online at http://surveys.ap.org.

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