‘Rich’ Americans Have Never Been More Comfortable Relative To ‘Poor’

The last few months have seen a dramatic divergence between the ‘comfort’ of the haves and the have-notes.

As Bloomberg notes, higher-income Americans are pulling ahead of those making less, and their moods reflect it.

'Rich' Americans Have Never Been More Comfortable Relative To 'Poor'

As the chart above shows, people making more than $50,000 a year were the most upbeat since 2001, lifting their confidence index to 76.8, according to the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort survey this week.

However, the gauge for those earning less than $50,000 annually fell to a five-month low of 39.4, putting the sentiment gap at 37.4 points, the widest on record.
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