U.S. workers claim to think more about future finances and less about fun and games than workers in 10 other large, wealthy markets do.
Researchers at AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, New York, a unit of AXA S.A., Paris, have published data supporting those findings in a summary of results from a recent survey of 360 U.S. residents ages to 25 to 65 and 3,651 workers in the 25-65 age range in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
When researchers hired by AXA Equitable interviewed the participants, they asked the participants to rate how much they care about various aspects of life on a scale of 1 to 10.
U.S. participants came in first in terms of the importance they place on the “financial situation of your retirement.
U.S. participants gave an 8.7 importance rating to that aspect of life, compared with a world average of 8.1.
The next most retirement-minded participants, the Italians, gave retirement financial situation an 8.6 rating.