In an effort to better understand girls’ level of financial literacy and their confidence, attitudes, and experiences with regard to money, the Girl
Scout Research Institute conducted a survey with a nationwide sample of over 1,000 girls ages 8–17 and their parents.* This study reveals that
girls are quite clear that they need and want financial literacy skills to help them achieve their dreams, with 90 percent saying it is important for
them to learn how to manage money. However, just 12 percent of girls surveyed feel very confident about making financial decisions.