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How are you feeling about your own personal finances? Find out your "anxiety index" number.

Oct 26, 2016

The economy. It’s an election issue, a global issue, and, for most Americans, a personal issue.

Gaging how well the economy is doing can be very difficult for economists. Measuring economic success on the national level relies on the stock market, unemployment numbers, and wage growth.

But these measurements don’t always represent how Americans feel about the economy on a personal level.

To find out how people are feeling on a personal level, Marketplace and Edison Research have teamed up to develop the “Economic Anxiety Index.” 

The higher the number, the more anxiety surrounding your "personal economy."

By measuring factors such as financial security, ability to make ends meet, and job security, the quiz will give you a number from 0 to 100. The higher the number, the more anxiety surrounding your “personal economy.”

The Economic Anxiety Index also allows you to compare your financial fears to other people surveyed by Marketplace-Edison Research. The higher the number, the more anxiety surrounding your “personal economy.”

A recent survey by Marketplace and Edison Research found that for Americans, stress over personal finances is increasing.

Take the quiz below to find out “What’s Your Number?”