Gallup Poll Shows 40% of Americans Currently Worried About Money

by MB on December 23, 2008

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The Gallop organization recently completed a poll that shows about 40% of Americans are worried about money.  The same poll at the beginning of the year showed the number at 30%.

While the 40% number is high, it is actually down from its peak of 45% in October.

Another interesting point from the poll was that Americans had a significantly worse opinion of the U.S. economy as a whole (80% negative) that they did of therir own personal finance situation.  Gallop sees this as a sign of resilience on the part of Americans, in the face of bleak economic news.

Lastly, the Gallop poll shows Americans worry less about money on the weekends. It appears we take a break from work and worry on the the weekends.  As you can see from the chart below, Americans worry significantly more about money through the week than they do on weekends.

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