The Worry Factor : Planet Money A new Pew poll suggests that affluent folks are cutting back even though their finances haven't really been effected yet.
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The Worry Factor

A new Pew poll suggests that affluent folks are cutting back even though their finances haven't really been effected yet.

"Worry is the overwhelming factor in spending cutbacks being made by more affluent consumers," the report says.

There is some good news. The survey found people are still relatively optimistic about the economy long-term, "the current psychology of bad times notwithstanding."