Americans Are More Concerned About Looks Than Jobs

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What do you worry about most? Your job? Your love life? How about your weight? In a world where we are constantly worried about something, or told we are supposed to be via salacious headlines and 24-hour news services filling airtime, what concern takes top priority?

In a national survey conducted by the anti-aging skin-care brand StriVectin, 95 percent of Americans wished they had the power to change something about themselves this very minute, but exactly what they would change might be surprising.

Most would assume that a less-than-stellar job market and high unemployment rates would have Americans shaking in their proverbial boots, but more people would rather “improve” their looks (55 percent) than their current job (or lack thereof) situation. According to the phone poll conducted among 1,000 nationally representative adults, more than a third also said they would feel more “empowered” if they looked five years younger than if they got a job promotion. And of the 45 and older crowd, more than half of the respondents felt this way.

Ironically, findings in a past survey and in our NewBeauty poll, found that many American’s would consider plastic surgery if money wasn’t an issue.

Interestingly enough, plastic surgery actually works as an economic indicator since more people tend to schedule appointments for procedures like injections, fillers, facelifts and body lifts in an up economy.

If all this logic follows, people should worry first about their jobs, and an improved “look” can come with new income. What do you think? Would you rather change the way you look or get a promotion right now? Tell us in the comments below.

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