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Worried about paying monthly bills

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For sample adults aged 18 and older, WRYBILLS reports how worried they are right now about not having enough to pay their normal monthly bills. This variable was included as a core item in the Adult Supplemental Items (ASI) section of the Sample Adult questionnaire, introduced in 2013.

Related Variables
Seven other variables related to financial worries are included in the ASI section: WRYSTDLIV (maintaining standard of living), WRYMEDCST (medical costs due to illness/accident), WRYHOUS (paying housing costs), WRYCCPAY (credit card payments), WRYHCCST (medical costs of healthcare), WRYRET (money for retirement), and WRYCOLL (paying for children's college).


There are no comparability issues.


  • 2013-2018: Sample adults aged 18+.


  • 2013-2018