Why Some Americans Buy Stocks and Others Don’t

The latest Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll helps explain the divide.

A board on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the closing number for the Dow Jones Industrial average Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 12,000 Tuesday for the first time in 2 1/2 years. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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