Study: 67% of Americans have anxiety over paying bills
“By generation, millennials continued to be more anxious than Gen Xers or baby boomers, but baby boomer’s anxiety increased the most with a seven-point jump between 2017 and 2018,” the APA said in a press release.
The numbers show that many people are dealing with stress in various areas of their lives. No where is this more evident than when it comes to money: 67% of people said that they were extremely and somewhat anxious about paying their bills or expenses.
“While more Americans are anxious than last year in all five areas (health, safety, finances, relationships and politics), the greatest increase was in anxiety about paying bills,” the group said. “Nearly three-quarters of women, nearly three-quarters of young adults (18–34) and nearly four in five Hispanic adults are somewhat or extremely anxious about paying their bills.”