Only 23% trust U.S. financial system: poll
Only 23% trust U.S. financial system: poll (by MarketWatch)
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Americans are more distrustful of their financial institutions, according to a new poll that shows only 23% of those surveyed said they trust the country's financial systems, down from 25% in June. The figures are from the quarterly Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust Index, which measures trust in four areas: banks, the stock market, mutual funds and large corporations. "The findings in this issue reflect what's been reported in the news and demonstrate the fragility of trust many Americans still have in the institutions where they invest their money," said Luigi Zingales, a finance professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and co-author of the index.