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Concerns Over Credit Card Spending Habits Rise

With holiday shopping in full swing once again, Americans continue to worry that people are spending beyond their means.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 74% of American Adults now think most Americans need to cut back on how much they use credit cards, up from last year’s all-time low of 67%. In 2014, 81% thought Americans needed to cut down on their credit card usage. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 2-3, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 2-3, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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