A recent poll conducted by the New York Times and Sienna College, found that a whopping 51% of New York City residents say they’re struggling economically and can barely make ends meet. A statistic that’s probably not all that surprising in a city where everyone spends all their money on rent.
Other interesting (albeit depressing) takeaways from the citywide survey of 1,961 adult New Yorkers, are that nearly three-quarters of those earning under $50,000 or under are finding it hard to get by economically, and 36% of Bronx residents say they didn't even have enough money to buy food for their family.
Residents of the Bronx and Brooklyn were struggling financially the most, but surprisingly enough, they were also the most positive about the future. Four in 10 Brooklyn residents say that their neighborhoods are getting better, and 36% of Bronx residents agree.
Across all five boroughs, 65% of New Yorkers still say that NYC is the greatest city in the world.
h/t New York Times