Chase Credit Card Survey Reveals Cautious Economic Optimism

Most Americans feel good about their personal finances, but worry about whether their neighbors will survive the recession. That's according to a recent consumer survey conducted by Chase Credit Cards. Chase commissioned researchers to poll one thousand American consumers on topics ranging from the country's broad economic recovery to the impact of recession on their household finances. The survey's results revealed:

  • About three in four respondents trust themselves to make better decisions about their personal finances than anyone else.
  • A tenth of respondents worried that their own finances would get worse in 2010.
  • Roughly half of respondents told researchers that they felt "out of control" of at least some of their financial security.
  • Two-thirds of respondents believe they could benefit from new tools to help manage their finances.

Chase officials told reporters that the survey results validated the thought process behind the Chase Blueprint account management features introduced in 2009. Chase spokesperson Stephanie Jacobson said, "we know that while most trust their own judgment, they also recognize the need for better ways to help them achieve their goals."

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Joe Taylor Jr. is an internal business consultant for a Fortune 500 company, who writes about finance, culture, and design. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Ithaca College.