Despite High Stock Prices, Half In U.s. Wary Of Investing

Trend: Americans

The unemployment rate as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is hovering around 7% in 2014, GDP growth is roughly 2% to 3%, and the government is mired in a large amount of debt. Given these factors, Americans may not believe that the current economy is as strong as the market suggests. Alternatively, they may believe the current market is inflated beyond reasonable measures. As 2014 unfolds, it will be interesting to observe whether the stock market continues its record pace and Americans regain confidence in investing or if a correction occurs, resulting in a decline in stock values. Survey Methods Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted Jan. 5-8, 2014, with a random sample of 1,018 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
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