More than a quarter of Americans believe they are not earning enough to support themselves and their families, according to a new survey.
The survey of 1,000 adults from Aug. 5 to 10 by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Pew Research Center found that nearly one-third of Americans surveyed believe they will be less financially secure in the future, with more than a third worried about unemployment insurance benefits, unemployment insurance payments, and whether they will have enough to live on in retirement.
The number of Americans who say they will struggle to support their families in retirement, the survey found, rose from 15 percent in 2015 to 22 percent last year.
“Americans continue to grapple with the challenges posed by the recession, and they have increasingly become more concerned about their future in the labor market,” the survey said.
“The growing urgency in the workplace and the need to be prepared for a recession have fueled the increased concern about their financial security.”
The survey found that the majority of Americans were more concerned than ever about the economic future, but not all Americans are concerned.
Nearly one-quarter of Americans are more concerned that the economy is losing jobs and the country is on the wrong track, compared to 17 percent in early 2014.
The findings come as President Donald Trump is seeking a $1 trillion budget for the military to deal with the opioid crisis.
The administration’s request for a $100 billion boost in funding for the war against ISIS has been widely panned as a waste of money.
The Trump administration has also proposed cutting funding for other domestic programs, including food stamps, unemployment benefits and child care.