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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%).

Nearly half of U.S. investors express interest in sustainable investing, but few own ESG funds or know much about them.

Gallup's latest investor optimism poll finds investors pessimistic on several aspects of the economy while still upbeat about the stock market. The proposal for the IRS to monitor U.S. bank accounts is not well-received.

U.S. investors see passive investing, not active trading, as the better path to wealth. Accordingly, most trade stocks infrequently, and few are doing so via apps when they do trade.

U.S. investors' awareness of sustainable investing has been at a low level over the past 18 months, while their interest has waned slightly.

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.

Investors' outlook for the U.S. investing climate improved slightly in the second quarter, although they grew more pessimistic about inflation. Most investors think inflation will be sticking around.

A Wells Fargo/Gallup survey of U.S. investors explores the ways Black investors are similar to and differ from U.S. investors as a whole.

Almost half of Americans who own stock (48%) say they work with financial advisers. Those who do so are more confident in their investment strategy and are more optimistic about the stock market's performance over the course of the pandemic.

Read short summaries of Gallup's ongoing research into how Americans are experiencing the pandemic, with links to full analysis.

At the four-week mark in Gallup's tracking of the COVID-19 crisis, some changes, such as social distancing, are stabilizing while others are still evolving.