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Polls show many people still struggling after recession officially ends

September 14
3:08 PM 2013

According to a Reuters report, many Americans had been struggling to financially recover after four years the recession officially ended. Many American families had been in some cases gone hungry. This was according to two surveys conducted with results released last Thursday. The survey results showed the unevenness of the US economic recovery.

According to a survey conducted by Gallup Inc., 20% of US adults did not have enough money to purchase food for themselves or their families in the past year. The data showed nearly as many hungry Americans in 2008 when the country was submerged in its deepest economic plunged. This was after the Great Depression around 80 years earlier, said the national polling firm.

Gulp said, "These findings suggest that the economic recovery may be disproportionately benefiting upper-income Americans rather than those who are struggling to fulfill their basic needs. It is possible that even more Americans may struggle to afford food in the immediate future."

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