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Perception of safety of various investments in the U.S. 2014, by financial literacy

This statistic presents the perception of safety of various investments in the United States in 2014, by financial literacy. It was found that 62 percent of the respondents who perceived themselves as not financially literate, found the investment in their own residential property as a safe location of capital.

Perception of safety of various investment areas in the United States in 2014, by financial literacy

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Sources

Release date

September 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 16 to 21, 2014

Number of respondents

2,306 respondents

Age group

18 and over

Special properties

respondents assesed their financial literacy on their own.

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

During the survey, the following question was asked: "How risky or safe do you believe each of the following investments is, with a risky investment being one where you stand to lose money and a safe investment being one where, regardless of potential profit, you don't stand to lose money?"

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