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Trade and Investment

Explore Gallup's research.

Eight percent of U.S. adults choose cryptocurrency as the best long-term investment among six options, well behind real estate (45%), stocks (18%) and gold (15%).

Sixty-one percent of U.S. adults see foreign trade as an opportunity for economic growth, the lowest since 2016 before a surge during the Donald Trump presidency.

U.S. investors' awareness of bitcoin and their interest in buying it have increased since 2018. The shifts are particularly notable among investors under 50.

Despite a decline this year, many Americans still view trade as an economic opportunity. Republicans have soured on the benefits of trade.

Seventy-four percent of U.S. adults say trade represents "an opportunity for economic growth through increased U.S. exports."