Willingness to take investment risks in the U.S. 2018, by age of household head

The statistic presents the willingness to take above-average or substantial investment risks in the United States in 2018, by age of household's head. It was found that 36 percent of the millennial generation respondents were willing to take investment risks.

Willingness to take above-average or substantial investment risks in the United States in 2018 by age of household's head

Share of respondents
Millennial generation36%
Gerneration X45%
Baby Boom generation31%
Silent and GI generations18%
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Age is based on the age of the sole or co-decisionmaker for household saving and investing. This figure measures willingness to take investment risk for equivalent gain—for example, willingness to take above-average or substantial risk for above-average or substantial gain.

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