How close to the brink are you?

How close to the brink are you?

Poll Started 26 January 2009:

How close to the brink are you?

Three months ago we first did this poll... then recession was on its way. Now it's here. Have things changed?

On a scale of nought to nine, how near the financial edge are you?

Which of these is nearest your situation?


0 No problem. No matter what. 774 votes (6 %)
1 It’d need to be extreme before we felt it. 1,636 votes (12 %)
2 Mostly fine, even through recession. 2,399 votes (17 %)
3 A few minor tweaks should see us through. 1,902 votes (14 %)
4 Will ride it out, if we tighten our belts 2,213 votes (16 %)
5 It’ll be tough, but we should survive. 2,008 votes (15 %)
6 It’ll be a real struggle, even if we take all precautions. 1,237 votes (9 %)
7 It’s fifty-fifty if we’ll make it. 696 votes (5 %)
8 It’s very likely we’ll go under. 477 votes (3 %)
9 My finances are irreparable (looking at repossession/bankruptcy). 437 votes (3 %)

                   13,779 votes received.

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.