One out of every five Americans has no financial problem that they would consider their most important, giving the nation the sunniest financial outlook Gallup has recorded in 14 years.
When asked what their top financial problem was, 20% of Americans responded “none,” the highest percentage since it hit 21% in February 2005, Gallup said.
For those who do have a “most important financial problem,” healthcare costs top the list. Seventeen percent cited healthcare costs as their biggest financial problem followed by lack of money/low wages at 11%. Everything else on the list was in single digits.
“The April 17-30 survey comes at a time of high economic confidence, when relatively few Americans name economic matters as the most important problem facing the country,” Gallup’s Jeffrey Jones writes. The results were released May 30.
Unlike the “none” response, healthcare costs are usually at the top of the list of biggest financial concerns, Gallup says. Healthcare costs have ranked first in two of the past three surveys, and have been at least tied for first in each poll since 2014.