55%

of Americans, when asked, say they have less than a month's income saved for emergencies

Source: Pew Charitable Trusts
Question: This is from an aggregate of the balances reported in respondents' checking, savings, prepaid-cards, and cash. They were asked: "Please estimate the value of each of the following in your household:"
Response Options: Amount of money currently in your household’s checking accounts; Amount of money currently in your household’s savings accounts; Amount of unused balances on prepaid debit cards; Amount of cash saved at home
Reference: For more information, read the 2015 Pew Charitable Trusts analysis, "The Precarious State of Family Balance Sheets." "The Precarious State of Family Balance Sheets."

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