Four years after the onset of the global financial crisis, investors are still wary of equity investing, even for long-term investors who say that saving for retirement is their top financial priority.

In an online survey of 850 adults in the U.S. between the ages of 21 and 50 with at least one invested account, 61 percent believe that investing in stocks is very important or important in helping them achieve their retirement savings goals. T. Rowe Price conducted the survey in August 2012.

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