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Debt Stress Common Among Americans: Poll

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About 46 percent of Americans are suffering debt-related stress, while about 53 percent have little or no such stress, according to a new survey.

Half of those who said they were experiencing debt-related stress said they had a "great deal" or "quite a bit" of stress, the Associated Press-GfK poll of 1,002 adults found.

Women, married couples, people ages 30 to 44, and those in households with an annual income of less than $20,000 had the most stress from debt. Men, retired people, those 60 and older, and those in households with an annual income of more than $100,000 had the least stress from debt, the survey found.

Democrats reported higher debt stress levels than Republicans, according to the new poll. Last year, Democrats felt better about their finances than Republicans, the AP reported.

Last Updated: June 01, 2010

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