Three in Ten Americans are Uncomfortable Discussing Credit Card Debt with Family

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  • Chris Jackson Vice President, US, Public Affairs
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Washington, DC, April 12, 2019 — A new report using Ipsos’ KnowledgePanel Plus found that 30% of Americans are uncomfortable talking about their credit card debt with their immediate family, a higher rate than those who are uncomfortable talking about other taboo topics including politics (14%) and religion (12%).

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The study was conducted online in Ipsos' Omnibus using the web-enabled “KnowledgePanel,” a probability based panel designed to be representative of the US general population, not just the online population. The sample consisted of approximately 1,000 nationally representative interviews among adults aged 18+, conducted between March 8-10th. The margin of error for the full sample is +/-3 percentage points. Respondents who chose “Not Applicable” are not included in the data table.

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The author(s)

  • Chris Jackson Vice President, US, Public Affairs

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