Americans' views of how their personal financial situation has changed have dropped precipitously from this time last year, reflecting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on these perceptions. After hitting a record high one year ago, the percentage of U.S. adults who say they are now financially better off than they were a year ago has tumbled 24 points to 35%, the lowest reading since 2014. At the same time, 36% say they are worse off and 28% volunteer that their situation is the same.