For how many months would your emergency fund cover your family's expenses?

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Share of respondents
One month or less10%
Two months14%
Three months20%
Four months9%
Five months6%
Six months17%
Seven to twelve months9%
More than twelve months14%

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This statistic presents the length of time of emergency fund coverage of family expenses in the United States in 2016. In that year, 17 percent of the respondents admitted that that their emergency fund would cover their family expenses for six months.
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Release date
March 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
January 18 to January 26, 2017
Number of respondents
1,014 respondents
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Multiple answers were possible.

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