• 81%: Percentage of middle-aged and older Americans who think the economy is in bad shape.
  • 75%: Percentage of middle-aged and older Americans who think the economy is getting worse.
  • 25%: Approximate percentage of middle-aged and older Americans who are having trouble paying their mortgages.
  • 33%: Percentage of middle-aged and older Americans who have stopped putting money into their retirement accounts.
  • 27%: Percentage of workers who are planning on postponing retirement.
  • 63%: Percentage of middle-aged and older Americans surveyed who own stocks individually or through retirement accounts; 72 percent report losing money on those accounts in the past year.
  • 58%: Percentage of middle-aged and older Americans who aren’t worried about the effect of foreclosures on their own financial situation; however, 89 percent are worried about the effect of foreclosures on the economy.

Source: AARP