Americans not banking on banks

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 1 2012 10:31 a.m. MDT

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In 2007, before the recession hit, 41 percent of Americans reported having a "great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in U.S. banks, according to

As of June 2012, only 21 percent of Americans have confidence in banks, the lowest in 30 years.

Historically, 42 percent of Americans on average have confidence in banks.

Left: A protest outside of a Chicago Wells Fargo.
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