If need be, who would you go to for financial advice? This was a question posed to 2,262 US adults age 18 plus by Harris Interactive. Harris conducted the poll during February of 2012 for the American Bible Society (ABS). The poll was conducted to help launch ABS’ Financial Stewardship Bible (FSB). The ABS has highlighted every verse in the bible that mentions money and/or possessions. More than 2,000 scriptural verses are highlighted in the FSB.
But, alas, despite being the best selling book of all times, many of us look elsewhere for financial advice. It appears that many of us would seek the advice of the King of Combovers himself, yes, that’s right, Donald trump. Fifty percent of US adults stated they would be willing to take financial advice from The Donald despite his somewhat spotty record (at least four bankruptcies).
On the other hand, only 32 percent of US adults would look to the Bible for financial advice. 86 percent of American adults, according to the ABS survey, do not heed the financial pearls of wisdom offered in the Bible – too old school.
And, it gets worse. Ten percent of Americans age 18-34 would look to Kim Kardashian for financial advice. Given the above, it’s not surprising why members of the Baby Boomer generation are woefully unprepared as they enter their “Golden Years”. And, with Kim Kardashian as the financial Shaman for the younger set, things don’t bode well for Generations X and Y as well.