The Credit Counseling Center put out a 3-question survey to the Bucks County community in August 2020 about how COVID-19 has affected their behavior and feelings about finances. Here’s what we learned.

1. What is the primary topic of discussion around the dinner table?

Money is ranked as the most discussed topic at mealtime Second is Future Plans
Third is Politics
Fourth is Health Issues and Concerns

What is the primary topic of discussion around the dinner table? Chart

2. Have you changed your financial behavior since COVID-19 surfaced?

Answer highlights:
70.6 percent of respondents said they cut spending
41.2 percent said they focused on paying down debts Only 4.2 said they delayed retirement
Have you changed your financial behavior since COVID-19 surfaced? Check all that apply. Chart

3. Are you delaying any major decisions due to COVID-19?

Answer highlights:
53.4 percent of respondents said they haven’t delayed any decisions
34.7 percent said they delayed long-term financial planning
only 4.2 percent said they delayed having children, and 5.1 said they put off being married
Are you delaying any major decisions due to COVID-19? Check all that apply. Chart