Leading long-term investments in the U.S. 2013-2019

The statistic presents the leading long-term investments in the United States from 2013 to 2019, by asset type. In 2019, 35 percent of the respondents stated that real estate was the best long-term investment option.

Which of the following do you think is the best long-term investment?

Real EstateStocks/Mutual FundsGoldSavings accounts/CDsBonds
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Release date

April 2019


United States

Survey time period

2013 to 2019

Number of respondents

1,012 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Survey dates: 2013: Apr 4 to 7; 2014: April 3 to 6; 2015: April 9 to 12; 2016: April & to 10; 2018: Apr 2 to 11; 2019: Apr 1 to 9.
Percentage points exceeding 100 percent are probably due to rounding.

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