Nearly three-quarters of black women worry about not having enough money to pay their bills. The financial stress may be an extension of a lack of job skills and extended family commitments. Fewer than half of black women believe they have the necessary skills to be competitive in the current job market. And black women are more likely than white women to lend money to family or friends, provide help to aging relatives and provide child care for family members. Read related article.

*Those who have personally done this on a regular basis | Source: This Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll was conducted by telephone Oct. 6 to Nov. 2, 2011, among a random national sample of 1,936 adults, including users of both conventional telephones and cellphones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points; error margins are five points for black women, eight points for black men, 5.5 points for white women and 6.5 points for white men. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Social Science Research Solutions of Media, Pa. | | The Washington Post February 5, 2012
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