Financial worries in America
Most Americans feel like they are living paycheck to paycheck and are worried about their ability to fund their retirement. That’s a key finding in our latest poll on financial well-being and poverty in America. The poll also found that women are generally more concerned about saving than men and that the media doesn’t cover poverty related issues enough—and generally portrays those experiencing poverty in a negative light. On the upside: most of us believe we are prepared for a short-term financial crisis and are more optimistic about opportunities for our children.
We’re taking a deep look at poverty in America this month and wanted to get a sense of how most Americans viewed their financial situation. So we worked with our partners at Civic Science to ask a number of money-focused questions in September and October. The typical sample size for each question was between 1,900 and 2,400.