Infographic: Most people won't discuss credit card debt
It's a more-uncomfortable topic than sex, religion, politics
Credit card debt is the subject people least want to discuss
with a stranger, according to a CreditCards.com poll fielded in March
2013 by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Communications.
Credit card debt, which 85 percent of respondents said they
were "unlikely" or "somewhat unlikely" to discuss, narrowly
beat out love life details (at 84 percent) as the most uncomfortable topic. This mirrors CreditCards.com's findings in its 2008 survey, when 80 percent of respondents said they were not comfortable talking about debt. In both surveys, other
topics that consumers would be more at ease discussing than debt included
salary, housing costs, health problems, weight, politics and religious views.
Young people are a bit more open about debt, according to
the survey, which polled 1,005 interview subjects by random-digit dialing both land lines and cellphones. While 87 percent of those
between the ages of 50 and 64 said they'd be reluctant to discuss credit card debt, 79
percent of those between the ages of 18 and 24 said the same.
See related: Poll: Card debt the No. 1 taboo subject
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Published: April 24, 2013