Also showing caution was the more than half (52%) who said they were doubtful about the future after the market crash, compared to 29% who were unconcerned and 12% who were confident of the future.
About 31% of those who do not own stocks said that the impact of the market crash would be bad for them, the same percentage as those with more than $3,000 of stocks.
Despite their personal financial concerns, most of those polled were optimistic about prospects for the economy generally. About 65% of those surveyed think the odds are less than 50% that a recession would start in the next 12 months. Even stockholders who lost money in the crash were optimistic, as 64% of them thought the odds were better than 50-50 against a recession.
Of the 19% of those surveyed who own stocks, 46% lost money in the recent decline, 39% broke even, 6% made money and the rest were not sure.