Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults Say Have Avoided Social Events Because Embarrassed About Finances

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Chattanooga, Tennessee—

A new survey of 2,000 U.S. adults found that two-thirds of them have avoided social events because they’ve felt embarrassed or uncomfortable about their financial situation. Among the events they say they’ve avoided in the OnePoll survey are birthday parties, weddings, happy hours, and networking events. Regardless of how much money they earn, 57 percent said in the poll that their finances will always make them feel stressed, and 61 percent are uncomfortable talking about their financial stress with other people. The survey found 58 percent feel alone in experiencing financial stress and 51 percent are ashamed of their financial difficulties, with 42 percent saying their financial debt has affected their self-esteem.