It’s no shock many Americans are unhappy with their current financial situations. But what about the fact that more than a quarter of people blame their employer for their personal money problems?
That’s what a recent Harris Interactive poll uncovered. Overall, 29% of all participants blame their employers for their “financial situation.”
The numbers varied depending on what age group the poll participants belonged to. Here’s a breakdown by age:
- 33% of Echo Boomers (ages 18-32)
- 36% of Gen. X (ages 33-44)
- 28% of Baby Boomers (ages 45-63), and
- 16% of Matures (ages 64+) blame their employers.
To be fair, employers ranked pretty low in the scheme of things. For example, more participants blame Congress (72%), Wall Street (71%), large corporations (63%) and state (60%) and local (47%) governments for their problems.
Interestingly, personal accountability seemed to be lacking — with 61% of people saying they don’t blame themselves.
Do you agree with poll’s findings? Do you believe anyone is responsible for your finance problems? Let us know. Share your thoughts in the Comments section.