STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 35% say real estate is best long-term investment option; 27% say stocks
  • Perceptions of best investment have shifted in response to performance
  • Stock ownership still well below the pre-recession levels

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Stocks have had a strong 2019, with the major U.S. stock indices establishing or nearing record highs in April and early May. Still, more Americans continue to believe real estate (35%) is a superior long-term investment to stocks (27%) or other investment options.

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