Managing financially

General information


A measure of how well people feel they are managing with their finances. This is a better measure of the importance of money in wellbeing because it doesn’t just focus on income, but also expenditure, financial expectations and stress over debt and other issues.


How well would you say you yourself are managing financially these days?

Would you say you are…

1 Living comfortably
2 Doing alright
3 Just about getting by
4 Finding it quite difficult
5 Finding it very difficult


Understanding Society Survey – The UK Household Longitudinal Study


Cost / Terms of Use

Free (No permission required)

Instructions and Scoring



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