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Which of the following statements best describes the current economic situation of your household? (ECONST)
  TOTAL %
-9) Break-off 2,618 0.1
-3) Interviewer error 7,980 0.3
-2) Refuse to answer 3,770 0.1
-1) Dont know 14,285 0.6
1) Money is not enough for food. 749,235 29.4
2) Money is enough for food only, but not for clothes 902,740 35.5
3) Money is enough for food and clothes, but not enough for expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine. 726,360 28.5
4) We can afford to buy some expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine. 93,269 3.7
5) We can afford to buy anything we need. 44,612 1.8
TOTAL2,544,869100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: International
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of the following statements best describes the current economic situation of your household? (ECONST)
  TOTAL %
-9) Break-off 1,672 0
-3) Interviewer error 36,802 0.6
-2) Refuse to answer 101,740 1.5
-1) Dont know 149,290 2.2
1) Money is not enough for food. 1,224,541 18.3
2) Money is enough for food only, but not for clothes 1,820,034 27.3
3) Money is enough for food and clothes, but not enough for expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine. 2,617,541 39.2
4) We can afford to buy some expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine. 520,306 7.8
5) We can afford to buy anything we need. 204,034 3.1
TOTAL6,675,960100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: International
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of the following statements best describes the current economic situation of your household? (ECONST)
  TOTAL %
-3) Interviewer error 14,959 0.4
-2) Refuse to answer 23,286 0.7
-1) Dont know 26,966 0.8
1) Money is not enough for food. 982,433 27.6
2) Money is enough for food only, but not for clothes 1,190,495 33.4
3) Money is enough for food and clothes, but not enough for expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine. 1,027,487 28.8
4) We can afford to buy some expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine. 224,805 6.3
5) We can afford to buy anything we need. 75,333 2.1
TOTAL3,565,764100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: International
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of the following statements best describes the current economic situation of your household? (ECONSTN)
  TOTAL %
-3) Interviewer error 38,877 0.3
-2) Refuse to answer 149,117 1.3
-1) Dont know 160,925 1.4
1) Money is not enough for food 3,139,181 27.1
2) Money is enough for food only, but not for clothes 4,342,814 37.5
3) Money is enough for food and clothes, but not enough for expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine 2,992,183 25.8
4) We can afford to buy some expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine 454,375 3.9
5) We can afford to buy anything we need 315,704 2.7
TOTAL11,593,176100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of the following statements best describes the current economic situation of your household? (ECONSTN)
  TOTAL %
-9) Break off 4,618 0.1
-3) Interviewer error 4,537 0.1
-2) Refuse to answer 33,884 1
-1) Dont know 31,365 0.9
1) Money is not enough for food 922,913 26.3
2) Money is enough for food only, but not for clothes 1,308,912 37.3
3) Money is enough for food and clothes, but not enough for expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine. 942,903 26.9
4) We can afford to buy some expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine 183,706 5.2
5) We can afford to buy anything we need 78,606 2.2
TOTAL3,511,444100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How adequate are your finances to your present needs? (FIN_NEED)
  TOTAL %
0) Refused 0 0
1) Very adequate 3,616 16.6
2) Adequate 11,624 53.5
3) Inadequate 4,980 22.9
4) Very Inadequate 1,519 7
TOTAL21,739100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How confident are you in your ability to manage your personal finances (i.e., manage your budget, make investment decisions, manage your investments, etc.)? (MNGEFINA)
  TOTAL %
1) Very confident 761 25
2) Confident 1,165 38.2
3) Somewhat confident 892 29.3
4) Not confident 218 7.2
5) Dont know 10 0.3
TOTAL3,046100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? All things considered, Im satisfied with my financial situation these days. [SATIS_FINANCES] (SATIS_FI)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 127 8.3
2) Agree 723 47.1
3) Disagree 490 31.9
4) Strongly disagree 194 12.6
TOTAL1,534100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


How much satisfaction do you get from your finances? (LIF997N)
  TOTAL %
1) Great deal of satisfaction 16 7.3
2) Quite a bit of satisfaction 60 27.3
3) Some satisfaction 92 41.8
4) A little bit of satisfaction 32 14.5
5) No satisfaction 20 9.1
TOTAL220100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Q43: Generally, how would you rate your own personal finances these days? (PPFS0679)
  TOTAL %
-2) Not asked 300 19.8
-1) Refused 12 0.8
1) Excellent 77 5.1
2) Good 343 22.6
3) Fair 524 34.5
4) Poor 250 16.5
5) Not sure 12 0.8
TOTAL1,518100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent shape 24 3.3
2) Good shape 217 29.9
3) Only fair shape 453 62.4
4) Poor shape 32 4.4
8) Dont know 0 0
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL726100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: India
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent shape 51 7.8
2) Good shape 211 32.5
3) Only fair shape 252 38.8
4) Poor shape 130 20
8) Dont know 5 0.8
9) Refused 1 0.2
TOTAL650100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Nigeria
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent shape 3 0.5
2) Good shape 57 9.5
3) Only fair shape 401 66.8
4) Poor shape 138 23
8) Dont know 1 0.2
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Korea
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent shape 473 4.3
2) Good shape 3,079 27.9
3) Only fair shape 5,539 50.2
4) Poor shape 1,859 16.9
8) Dont know 43 0.4
9) Refused 35 0.3
TOTAL11,028100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: United States; Brazil, Chile and Guatemala in Latin America; Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in Africa; and India, the Philippines and South Korea in Asia.
Frame: Other
Sample: Unknown
Mode: Other


Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent shape 13 1.9
2) Good shape 227 32.4
3) Only fair shape 352 50.3
4) Poor shape 107 15.3
8) Dont know 1 0.1
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL700100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Brazil, urban areas
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent shape 11 1.8
2) Good shape 138 23
3) Only fair shape 308 51.3
4) Poor shape 142 23.7
8) Dont know 0 0
9) Refused 1 0.2
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Chile
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent shape 41 5.1
2) Good shape 180 22.5
3) Only fair shape 364 45.4
4) Poor shape 205 25.6
8) Dont know 8 1
9) Refused 3 0.4
TOTAL801100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: South Africa
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent shape 33 3.3
2) Good shape 170 17
3) Only fair shape 631 63.1
4) Poor shape 164 16.4
8) Dont know 2 0.2
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL1,000100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: The Philippines
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent shape 75 10.1
2) Good shape 311 42.1
3) Only fair shape 239 32.3
4) Poor shape 103 13.9
8) Dont know 5 0.7
9) Refused 6 0.8
TOTAL739100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Now thinking about your own personal finances... How would you rate your own personal financial situation? Would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape financially? (Q107) (OWNFIN_A)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent shape 526 6
2) Good shape 2,706 30.7
3) Only fair shape 3,158 35.8
4) Poor shape 2,262 25.6
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 176 2
TOTAL8,828100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent shape 38 3.8
2) Good shape 300 29.9
3) Only fair shape 481 47.9
4) Poor shape 172 17.1
8) Dont know 7 0.7
9) Refused 7 0.7
TOTAL1,005100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Guatemala
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent shape 12 1.8
2) Good shape 121 18.5
3) Only fair shape 309 47.3
4) Poor shape 209 32
8) Dont know 0 0
9) Refused 2 0.3
TOTAL653100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Kenya
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Thinking about your own personal finances… How would you rate your own personal financial situation? Would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANSIT)
  TOTAL %
1) Excellent shape 292 8.8
2) Good shape 1,414 42.4
3) Only fair shape 1,132 33.9
4) Poor shape 462 13.8
9) Dont know/Refused 37 1.1
TOTAL3,337100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How about your financial situation - are you mainly satisfied or mainly dissatisfied? (FINANCES)
  TOTAL %
1) Very dissatisfied 46 12.1
2) Somewhat dissatisfied 54 14.2
3) Neutral 8 2.1
4) Somewhat satisfied 168 44.3
5) Very satisfied 103 27.2
TOTAL379100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Now I would like to ask you some questions about your current economic situation. Is it very stable, so that you always feel confident about knowing where next months income will come from, pretty stable, or not too stable? (EC192O)
  TOTAL %
1) Very stable 157 33.3
2) Pretty stable 226 48
3) Not too stable 87 18.5
5) Refused 1 0.2
TOTAL471100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Now I would like to ask you about your current economic situation. Is it very stable, so that you always feel confident about knowing where next months income will come from, pretty stable, or not too stable? (ECO192)
  TOTAL %
1) Very stable 535 45
2) Pretty stable 533 44.8
3) Not too stable 115 9.7
4) Dont know 1 0.1
5) Refused 1 0.1
97) Inapplicable 4 0.3
TOTAL1,189100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Q44: Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse? (PPFS0680)
  TOTAL %
-2) Not asked 300 19.7
-1) Refused 9 0.6
1) Excellent 250 16.5
2) Good 317 20.9
3) Fair 603 39.7
4) Poor 40 2.6
TOTAL1,519100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


What is your opinion about money? (Q49MONEY)
  TOTAL %
1) I worry about my finances a lot 170 16.3
2) I sometimes worry about my finances 513 49
3) I have all my finances planned to reach my goals 192 18.4
4) I never really think about money 73 7
5) Money is unimportant to me because God will provide 98 9.4
TOTAL1,046100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


When you think about growing old and your future, how much do you worry about finances (having an adequate lifelong income)? (Q12BFINA)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 155 10.9
2) 2 185 13
3) 3 114 8
4) Some 335 23.5
5) 5 214 15
6) 6 241 16.9
7) A great deal 182 12.8
TOTAL1,426100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


When you think about growing old and your future, how much do you worry about finances (having an adequate lifelong income)? (Q12BFINA)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 38 6.1
2) 2 80 12.9
3) 3 46 7.4
4) Some 130 20.9
5) 5 114 18.3
6) 6 120 19.3
7) A great deal 94 15.1
TOTAL622100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


When you think about growing old and your future, how much do you worry about finances (having an adequate lifelong income)? (Q12BFINA)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 117 14.6
2) 2 104 13
3) 3 68 8.5
4) Some 203 25.4
5) 5 100 12.5
6) 6 120 15
7) A great deal 88 11
TOTAL800100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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Have Enough?: This question type asks if the respondent has sufficient finances to meet particular needs.
Management: This question type asks about the respondent's management of finances.
Rating of: This question type asks the respondent to rate the current state of his/her finances.
Stability: This question type asks the respondent to assess the stability of his/her income.
Worry?: This question type asks the respondent the extent to which he/she worries about finances.

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