Gallup's April 6-10 Economy and Personal Finance survey reveals that Americans have a growing fear of all seven financial categories about which they were questioned. While significant gains were seen in the degree of angst over serious medical bills and maintaining a standard of living, retirement still ranks as the top concern with 64% "very" or "moderately" worried about having enough money.

This is a reflection of a trend that began in 2001 when Gallup first began polling on this topic:

...a majority have continually been worried about not being able to afford retirement -- the top overall concern in each of those 16 years. Americans were less likely to worry about retirement in the early 2000s, with percentages ranging from 52% to 54%, but 60% or more have worried about retirement since 2005, including a peak of 67% in 2012.

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