Survey: LGBTQ People Experience Worse Anxiety About Finances

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Survey: LGBTQ People Experience Worse Anxiety About Finances

Most people experience or have experienced some form of financial anxiety in their life. You’ve probably asked yourself more than once, “Do I have enough saved up for emergencies?” “Should I be saving more in case I have kids someday?” “What about retirement?” While the fears and anxiety surrounding money is something nearly everyone faces, a recent survey finds that some people may feel those fears more than others.

About 52 percent of LGBTQ adults report feeling some or a lot of anxiety when it comes to finances compared to 41 percent straight, cisgender people, according to a poll conducted by WNYC’s Nancy podcast and research firm Morning Consult.  

The Nancy podcast breaks down the survey’s findings, and what’s behind the numbers, in its new 5-part series “Queer Money Matters,” which kicks off Monday and will continue daily through Friday, March 8.

Nancy co-hosts Kathy Tu and Tobin Low stop by the Morning Shift to talk about the new series and what they learned from their study.

LEARN MORE: Nancy podcast's "Queer Money Matters" series