Oftentimes, studies focus on the financial strain homeowners experience while trying to maintain their households. But a new Gallup poll says renters are almost twice as likely to worry about housing costs than homeowners.
Sixty-three percent of renters who earn $30,000 or less annually are very or moderately worried about paying rent, versus 47 percent of homeowners who earn the same.
The picture stays quite consistent when looking at renters who earn $75,000 or more annually. Twenty-nine percent of these renters are very or moderately worried about paying rent, versus only 19 percent of homeowners who earn the same.
So what’s the deal?
According to Gallup researchers, homeowners are less stressed because they are more likely to have stable housing payments.