A majority, 63%, of middle-class Americans thinks that the U.S. is in a doubledip recession, the First Command Financial Behaviors Index shows, up from 50% who thought the U.S. had reverted back into recession last summer.

Among those who believe the country is in a recession, 75% think it will be more than a year before the economy regains strength, and 20% think it will take more than three years, according to the index, based on a survey of 1,000 consumers by Sentient Decision Science.

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