Creatives Count is a study of creatives led by the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC). The survey data was collected between June 9 and August 13, 2023. The charts below show findings related to respondents' financial stability. Reports on other topics covered in the survey are available at

Overall, which one of the following best describes how well you are managing financially these days?

If you were to lose your main source of income (for example job or government benefits), could you cover your expenses for 3 months by borrowing money, using savings, or selling assets?

Do you currently have any retirement savings?

Approximately, how much money do you currently have set aside for your retirement?

Do you currently rent or own your primary residence?

Do you have roommates or housemates who are not your partner or family members?

Do you currently have health insurance?

Why don't you have health insurance? (select multiple)

Note: columns on 'select multiple' questions will not total 100%.

How are you insured?