Survey shows Americans’ financial woes rose in 2022
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DID YOU STRUGGLE FINANCIALLY THIS YEAR? WELL, YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
IN FACT, A NEW SURVEY SUGGESTS AMERICANS ARE SEEING WIDESPREAD FAILURES IN FINANCIAL STABILITY.
THAT’S ACCORDING TO A SURVEY BY ONEPOLL AND SLICKDEALS. THEY ASKED 2,000 US ADULTS TO ASSESS THEIR FINANCES OVER THE PAST YEAR AND THEIR OUTLOOK FOR 2023.
RESULTS SHOW ABOUT THREE IN FIVE (58%) FOUND THIS YEAR TO BE ECONOMICALLY DIFFICULT FOR THEM, UP FROM 15% IN 2021, AND 47% IN 2020.
WHEN ASKED WHETHER OR NOT THEIR 2023 GOALS WERE GOING TO INCLUDE BEING SMARTER WITH MONEY, ONLY 63% SAID “YES,” A SIZABLE DIP FROM 76% IN 2021 AND 73% IN 2020.
TOP 10 WAYS TO REPAIR YOUR FINANCES IN 2023
- Spending money more wisely - 54 %
- Removing unnecessary bills - 41 %
- Getting out of debt - 36 %
- Creating a monthly budget - 35 %
- Improving credit scores - 34 %
- Dine out/take out less often - 34 %
- Seek out deals or coupons when shopping - 33 %
- Investing money - 31 %
- Selling no longer needed/wanted belongings - 27 %
- Getting a new job - 21 %
This random double-opt-in survey of 2,000 general population Americans was commissioned by Slickdeals between November 22 and November 28, 2022. It was conducted by market research company OnePoll, whose team members are members of the Market Research Society and have corporate membership to the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research (ESOMAR).
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