Reasons why families saved in the United States from 2010 to 2016

Reasons why families saved in the U.S. 2010-2016 The statistic presents the reasons why families saved in the United States from 2010 to 2016. In 2016, 30.3 percent of the surveyed families admitted that they were saving for retirement.
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201020132016
Liquidity35.2%35.8%36.2%
Retirement30.1%30.5%30.3%
Purchases11.5%9.1%12.1%
Education8.2%8.6%7.2%
For the family5.7%6.3%6.9%
Buying own home3.2%3.1%4.1%
Investments1.2%1.4%1.8%
No particular reason1.4%1.2%0.6%
Do not save3.5%4.1%0.8%
201020132016
Liquidity35.2%35.8%36.2%
Retirement30.1%30.5%30.3%
Purchases11.5%9.1%12.1%
Education8.2%8.6%7.2%
For the family5.7%6.3%6.9%
Buying own home3.2%3.1%4.1%
Investments1.2%1.4%1.8%
No particular reason1.4%1.2%0.6%
Do not save3.5%4.1%0.8%
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The statistic presents the reasons why families saved in the United States from 2010 to 2016. In 2016, 30.3 percent of the surveyed families admitted that they were saving for retirement.
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Release date
October 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2010 to 2016

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