Only one in five Vermonters say they are better off financially than a year ago and few expect to be better off a year from now. Four in ten say they struggled at least somewhat to afford necessities in the past year, and nearly half say they have put off a major purchase because of higher costs. A slim majority think it is likely that the national economy will enter a recession within the next year or is already in one. Perceptions of the economy vary by partisanship and household income - Republicans and those with lower incomes are far more pessimistic than Democrats and those with higher incomes about their personal finances and the wider economy.
Green Mountain State Poll
UNH Survey Center, "Few in Vermont Expect to Be Better Off Next Year, Majority Anticipate Recession in That Time 8/30/2023" (2023). All UNH Survey Center Polls. 759.