EXCHANGES: A Little Knowledge

Long has the New York Stock Exchange wailed that nobody understands it at all. Recently it hired Elmo Roper, specialist who conducts FORTUNE'S Survey, to find out for sure. He sampled 5,166 men and women, carefully scattered as to place, age, income, occupation. Last week the Exchange published the first installment of his findings: the answer to what the U. S. doesn't know about it.

>Only 33.5% of those interviewed said that they or their families had ever owned stocks. In the Rocky Mountain States it was 43.6%.

>Of 1,713 who had owned...

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