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Which age group is most likely to check credit scores? Millennials!

Millennials are keeping a closer eye on credit scores than older generations, and they aren't stopping there: A majority of them also have an action plan for boosting their scores.

That's according to a new survey by Chase, which found that almost 4 in 10 millennials age 21-36 review their credit score at least once a month. That's compared to 31 percent for Generation X and 28 percent for baby boomers.

Furthermore, 62 percent of the millennial respondents said they have a plan of action for improving their score. That compares to only half of Generation X respondents and less than a third of baby boomers.

The Chase Slate 2017 Credit Outlook Survey consisted of an online survey of a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults age 18 and older and two interview components that provided additional depth on millennial perspectives. The findings were released July 13.

CreditCards.com Infographic: Millennials most likely to monitor credit scores

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Updated: 08-18-2017