Q: Are Men or Women More Concerned About Financial Backlash?

A: Women are the most concerned about the financial repercussions of COVID-19.


According to national online surveys of more than six hundred people (311 women, 324 men), a third of women are "extremely concerned" about the financial impact versus a quarter of men who shared this view.

When it comes to being able to pay the monthly bills, 25% of women feel COVID-19 has impacted their ability to do so. By contrast, just about 12% of men have felt the same effect.

41% of women have experienced a substantial impact on their ability to set aside money for savings, compared to 26% of men.

Where women are impacted the most:

  • Ability to set aside money for general savings

  • Vacation and travel plans

  • Ability to save for retirement

  • Paying monthly bills


Last updated on March 29, 2020. Please check back for updates.


Preliminary results based on 635 online survey respondents in the United States. Data from March 19, 2020 through March 29, 2020.


For more information about our survey techniques, click here to visit our Methods page.

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