The CAQ's Main Street Investor Survey annually measures retail investor confidence in US capital markets, global capital markets, public companies, and audited financial information. Findings from the 2018 Main Street Investor Survey include:
- 74 percent of investors expressed confidence in US capital markets.
- 78 percent of investors showed confidence in investing in US publicly traded companies.
- 56 percent of investors expressed confidence in capital markets outside the US.
- Investors named independent auditors as the most effective entity in their investor protection roles, with 81 percent of investors expressing confidence.