In fact, over a third of people (39%) who have experienced financial fears say they have suffered from anxiety or stress, 16% have become physically ill and 7% have increasingly come to rely on alcohol. A fifth (17%) of 25-34 year olds even admitted that they have taken time off work due to financial stress.
Our survey also revealed the public’s 10 most common financial nightmares:
Populus surveyed 2,101 UK adults online between 2-4 October 2015. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all UK adults. Populus is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.