The financial crisis has, in fact, had a lasting impact on investors, a Prudential Financial survey of 1,274 Americans shows.
Fifty-eight percent said they have lost faith in the stock market and 44% said they are unlikely to ever again invest in stocks. In addition, many said they are investing more conservatively coming out of the financial crisis. Only 37% said they have aggressive portfolios, down from 46% prior to the recession. Forty percent said they have a conservative portfolio, up from 33% before the recession.