In fact, more than half of respondents said they were totally unprepared for the unemployment line.
Results also show that one in five investors are investing less than they did a year ago, while a quarter is investing more.
The survey also examined how respondents bought their finances into their personal relationships, finding that:
- some 64% of men and women say having a financially savvy spouse is important to them, although only 16% label their spouse as savvy,
- nearly half of men, 47% and 35% of women search for a mate who is a frugal spender, and
- 70% feel they can figure out their family’s net worth, but only 40% believe their spouse could do it
Impulse Research Corp. conducted the online survey in early February 2002 with a random sample of 1,061 men and women ages 21 to 50.