Australians were the least likely of all nations surveyed to have experienced someone else lying to them about the state of finances, with just 17.4% having been in this position. The groups most likely to fall victim to dishonesty are Gen X and those residing in Queensland (24% and 20.1% have been lied to, respectively).
Around a quarter of Americans (25.8%) have been lied to by another individual about the state of finances or bills, which is higher than Australia but not quite as high as Canada.
The survey revealed that Gen Z falls victim the most – as many as 40.5% of the generation admitted to having been in this position. The likelihood of experiencing dishonesty from others seemed to decrease with age.
Canadians were most likely to have been lied to by others about the state of finances, compared to the other countries surveyed. While more than a quarter (26.1%) declare they have fallen victim, it is Gen Z that experiences it more than any other age group – in fact, 36.2% of this group has been lied to. Like America, the likelihood of falling victim to financial dishonesty decreased steadily with age.
Further, Alberta residents feel the sting of betrayal more than any other region, with 28.1% of locals admitting as much.