Trust in the U.S. financial system has fallen to 20%in March from 26% in December, as measured by the Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust Index, which surveyed 1,007 adults to obtain the reading.

This low level of trust is equal to the readings in the earliest months of the financial meltdown, when the index stood at 20% in December 2008 and 19% in March 1009.

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