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CNBC's Wealth in America Survey

Wage and investment expectations

CNBC's Wealth In America Survey, Part 2

Question
March
December
What are your wage expectations over the next year?
Increase 49% 56%
Decrease 4% 2%
Stay the same 47% 42%
What are your expectations for inflation?
Inflation will increase by: 8.2% 6.4%
What are your home-value expectations for the next year?
Stay the same 44% 50%
Increase 1-9% 10% 15%
Increase 10% or more 7% 13%
Increase, but not sure how much 3% 6%
Decrease 17% 16%
How will your stock portfolio value change over the next year? (March '07)
Increase 39% 60%
Decrease 21% 6%
Stay the same 36% 30%
How has your investing strategy changed from 2-3 months ago?
More aggressive 5% 5%
More conservative 24% 14%
Unchanged 70% 79%
How much debt do you have?
A lot 16%
Some 30%
Not much 28%
None 24%
How has your level of debt changed in the last year?
Increased 29%
Decreased 28%
Stayed the same 42%
How many premium coffee drinks do you buy?
More than a year ago 4% 5%
Same amount 19% 16%
Less than a year ago 11% 11%
Don't drink 65% 68%

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