Survey Reveals Women Know Less About Credit Scores Than Men

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Aaron Berger

A February 2010 survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers revealed that, even though 77% of Americans claim to know what a credit score is, women have less knowledge about credit scores than men. Fifty-two percent of men responded correctly that there are three credit bureaus (Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax) that provide credit scores. That compares to just 34% of women. Furthermore, 54% of women incorrectly believe that they only have one credit score, while 36% of men believe they have only one credit score.

The results are part of the First Quarter 2010 Consumer Credit Score Awareness Study*, a January 28–February 2, 2010, online poll of Americans ages 18+.

Other results between men and women revealed the following:

credit score knowledge gender difference
† Percentages within the 77% of respondents polled who claimed to know what a credit score is.


* The data for the First Quarter 2010 Consumer Credit Score Awareness Study were collected through Survey Sampling International in Shelton, Connecticut. Results have a margin of error of +/- 5%.


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