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CNBC All-America Economic Survey conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). June 19-22, 2015. N=approx. 400 adults nationwide.

               

"Which one or two of the following do you think are the best investments right now: real estate, stocks, gold, savings accounts and other cash instruments, U.S. Treasury government bonds, or corporate bonds?" Multiple responses accepted.

 
    6/19-22/15 6/14 3/13 3/12    
    % % % %    
 

Real estate

34

29

27

24

 

 
 

Stocks

23

27

21

19

 

 
 

Gold

20

21

35

37

 

 
 

Cash instruments

12

12

12

14

 

 
 

U.S. Treasury bonds

7

5

8

8

 

 
 

Corporate bonds

6

5

6

7

 

 
 

Other (vol.)

3

4

3

4

 

 
 

Unsure

16

16

10

10

 

 

 

Gallup Poll. April 4-7, 2013. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

               

"Which of the following do you think is the best long-term investment: bonds, real estate, savings accounts or CDs, stocks or mutual funds, or gold?" Options rotated

 
    Gold Real
estate
Stocks or
mutual funds
CDs, savings
accounts
Bonds Other (vol.)/
Unsure
    % % % % % %
 

4/4-7/13

24 25

22

16

9

5

 

4/9-12/12

28 20

19

19

8

6

 

8/11-14/11

34

19

17 14

10

6


 

Gallup Poll. April 9-12, 2012. N=1,016 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

               

"Which of the following do you think is the best long-term investment: bonds, real estate, savings accounts or CDs, or stocks or mutual funds?" Options rotated. N=500 (Form A), margin of error 5.

 
    Real
estate
Stocks or
mutual funds
CDs, savings
accounts
Bonds Other (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % % %
 

4/9-12/12

31

26

24 14

3

2

 

4/7-11/11

33

24

24 12

3

5

 

4/8-11/10

29

22

28 14

3

4

 

4/6-9/09

33

15

34 12

2

5

 

9/26-27/08

26

23

31 13

2

6

 

4/6-9/08

27

27

29 12

2

3

 

4/2-5/07

37

31

18 10

1

2

 

7/29-31/02

50

18

16 13

1

2

               

"Do you, personally, or jointly with a spouse, have any money invested in the stock market right now -- either in an individual stock, a stock mutual fund, or in a self-directed 401k or IRA?"

 
    Yes No Unsure      
    % % %      
 

4/9-12/12

53

46

1

 

 

 
 

8/11-14/11

59

41

1

 

 

 
 

4/7-11/11

54

45

1

 

 

 
 

4/8-11/10

56

43

1

 

 

 
 

12/11-13/09

61

37

2

 

 

 

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