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Consumer sentiment towards the economy continues to improve and the gap between those who describe the economy as good and those who describe it as poor is narrowing.

Men continue to be more positive about the economy and their household finances than women are, as can be seen in the graphic below.

Satisfaction and wellbeing

57% (1)

How many people are satisfied with life overall?
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Retirement worries

just 44% currently paying into a pension

Future spending

27% (2)

How many people are cutting back spending on essentials?
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Consumers still most worried...

...about energy, food and fuel costs

Top consumer worries

36% (-1)

How many people think the UK economy will get better in the next year?
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Trust in essential markets

Trust in industry sectors and other institutions

26% (4)

How many people trust energy companies?
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Long term finances

Squeezometer - The 5 levels of financial distress

32% (2)

How many people are feeling the squeeze?
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