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Since 2007, the COUNTRY Financial Security Index has measured Americans' sentiments of their personal financial security. The Index also delves deeper into individual personal finance topics to better inform Americans about the issues impacting their finances. Survey data, videos and analysis are available at and on Twitter at @helloCOUNTRY.

The COUNTRY Financial Security Index was created by COUNTRY Financial. Surveys were conducted by an independent research firm, commissioned by COUNTRY Financial. Surveys were conducted using a national online research panel designed to be representative of the general population and includes responses from 1,000 U.S. adults over the age of 18 for national surveys with additionalinterviews completed in Georgia, Illinois, Missouri and Oregon to bring the total in each of those states to 500 completed surveys.


Waiting for a Holiday Miracle: Santa Needs to Leave Nearly $60K in the Average American’s Stocking to Erase All Debt This Holiday Season

Main Article | Oregon 


Parents Just Don’t Understand: (Finances): 3 in 5 Americans Rely on Uncertain Parents for Financial Guidance

Main article | Georgia | Oregon

Paying the Price of Parenting: More than Half of Americans Willing to Go Into Debt to Put Their Child Through College

Main article | Illinois | Georgia | Oregon

Fake it ‘Til You Make It: Americans are Buying Homes but Can’t Afford the Down Payment – March 12, 2019

Main Article | Illinois | Oregon | National Data | Improving credit before home purchase | Renting vs. Buying


Personal Finance Snapshot: More Americans Are Feeling Financially Secure Compared to Last Year - December 19, 2018
Main Article | Illinois | National Data

Bah! Humbug! Nearly 3 in 4 Americans Plan to Spend Less or the Same this Holiday Season - December 12, 2018
Main Article | Illinois | National Data

Survey: More than Half of Americans Are Using Shared Services Like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb - September 26, 2018
Main Article | Illinois | National Data

Survey: Americans Still Rely on Parents to Help with Mobile Phones, Groceries and Health Insurance - June 20, 2018
Main Article | Illinois | National Data

New Study: Despite Recent Market Volatility, More than Half of Americans Feel Financially Prepared For Their Financial Future - March 21, 2018
Main Article | Illinois | National Data

About COUNTRY Financial®

COUNTRY Financial is a marketing name for COUNTRY Life Insurance Company®, COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company® and their respective subsidiaries, located in Bloomington, IL. COUNTRY Financial serves about one million households and businesses throughout the United States and offers a wide range of insurance and financial products and services.