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Retirement Remains Americans' Top Financial Worry

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:00pm
Americans' top financial concern is not having enough money for retirement, followed by unexpected medical costs and maintaining their standard of living. A majority of Americans have been worried about retirement savings since 2001.

U.S. Economic Confidence Stable at -15

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:30am
Gallup's Economic Confidence Index averaged -15 for the week ending April 20. This is consistent with the previous three weekly readings.

How Americans Invest Their Money

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 1:00am
Gallup offers five points about Americans' views on long-term investment, from real estate to gold.

Young Adults Cite College Costs as Their Top Money Problem

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:30am
Paying tuition or college loans far exceeds other money matters as the top financial challenge young adults in the U.S. say they face today. Older adults have a mix of top concerns that include healthcare and paying debts or bills.

Americans Continue to Enjoy Saving More Than Spending

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:00am
Americans continue to say they prefer saving money (62%) to spending it (34%). The gap between saving and spending is one of the widest since Gallup first asked the question in 2001.

Job Loss Would Quickly Lead to Hardship for Many in U.S.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:00am
Four in 10 U.S. workers say they could go no more than a month before experiencing financial hardship if they lost their job. However, relatively few workers, 16%, think it is likely they would lose their job.

On Economy, Americans Less Confident in Federal Leaders

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:00pm
Less than half of Americans (42%) have confidence in President Barack Obama on the economy -- the lowest figure Gallup has on record for Obama. New lows were also found for Democratic (35%) and Republican leaders in Congress (24%).

Americans Sold on Real Estate as Best Long-Term Investment

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:00am
Americans now say real estate is the best choice for long-term investments over gold and stocks. Lower-income Americans, however, still favor gold. Younger Americans are divided on what is the best option.