Americans have become progressively worried about their finances over the past year, according to a new poll from Gallup released on Monday.
By S. Abrahams
The survey displays that the percentage of Americans who are worried about numerous aspects of their finances has climbed from 2021, a year that had seen a widespread decline in worry about finances compared to 2020.
Gallup notes that this is the first survey since 2016 that show most Americans are worried about upholding their standard of living. According to Gallup, worry about these financial matters is "strongly correlated with income," as "worry among middle- and upper-income Americans have not changed meaningfully on most items, while the rates have soared among those in households making less than $40,000 per year."
The poll surveyed 1,018 adults across the country from April 1-19, 2022 with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points.