2015 Franklin Templeton Global Investor Sentiment Survey
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Each year we survey investors to better understand their attitudes and expectations of the stock market and economy. The US results provided some revealing responses to questions about investing in 2015 and for the future.
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Source: The Franklin Templeton Global Investor Sentiment Survey, conducted by ORC International, included responses from 11,500 individuals in 23 countries: Brazil, Chile and Mexico in Latin America; Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea and Singapore in Asia Pacific; France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the U.K. in Europe, South Africa, the UAE, and the US and Canada in North America. Survey respondents were between the ages of 25 and 65 in Latin America, Asia (except for Japan) and South Africa and 25 and older in Europe, Japan, the UAE, Canada and the US. Respondents were required to own investible assets such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc. In addition, a minimum investable asset threshold was set for each country to ensure that the respondent had sufficient investments which would provide a knowledge base to answer the survey questions. Surveys were completed from February 12 to March 2, 2015, in all countries. The US survey included 500 US adult respondents.
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