Views about personal financial security in the United States in 2012, by age

Americans' view on personal financial security, by age in 2012 This statistic shows the views of survey respondents in the United States about their own financial situation as of May 2012. The responses are divided by age groups. 84 percent of respondents aged 75 and over felt they had enough money to buy the things that they needed compared to 77 percent in the age group 18 to 49.
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Age 18 to 49Age 50 to 64Age 65 to 74Age 75 and over
Not worried that spent too much money yesterday75%80%88%90%
Have enough money to buy the things they need77%76%83%84%
Feel good about the amount of money they have54%50%62%72%
Have more than enough money to do what they want to do32%32%44%52%
Satisfied with their standard of living74%70%78%86%
Age 18 to 49Age 50 to 64Age 65 to 74Age 75 and over
Not worried that spent too much money yesterday75%80%88%90%
Have enough money to buy the things they need77%76%83%84%
Feel good about the amount of money they have54%50%62%72%
Have more than enough money to do what they want to do32%32%44%52%
Satisfied with their standard of living74%70%78%86%
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This statistic shows the views of survey respondents in the United States about their own financial situation as of May 2012. The responses are divided by age groups. 84 percent of respondents aged 75 and over felt they had enough money to buy the things that they needed compared to 77 percent in the age group 18 to 49.
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Release date
May 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
Jan 1, 2012 to May 2, 2012
Number of respondents
117,508 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview

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