A Quarter Of America Is Convinced Gold Is The Best Investment

Americans’ sentiment toward gold as an investment has been on the decline.  But according to a new Gallup poll, gold was nevertheless perceived as the best investment by 24% of Americans.

That’s more than those who prefer stocks or bonds.

Gallup’s survey was conducted from April 4-7, which was before the recent gold price collapse.

Here’s the chart:

GallupAnd here’s a demographic breakdown of the responses:

Gallup
What’s most striking here is the male-female breakdown: while 29% of the former believe gold is safest, just 19% of the latter do.

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