Companies that have been in operation for many years and are financially established have the honor of their stocks being known as blue-chip stocks. This is because these companies have a big reputation and hold great market capitalization. Indeed, the stock market seems like a reliable bet. In fact, most believe that the stock market will get stronger in the coming months.

Many traders often look into investing in blue-chip stocks. Specifically, these shares are seen as a secure, stable, and safe investment. Historically, most blue-chip stocks have been known to deliver strong returns over time. Thus, Real Research launched a survey to see what the public thinks of owning blue-chip stocks. Here are the results.


  • 58.95% have invested in stocks and 54.08% currently own some.
  • 33.29% exercise the most through walking, and 25.22% do exercises to stay fit.
  • Only 2.42% are willing to spend over $10,001 on blue-chip stock investments.

58.95% Of the Respondents Have Invested in Stocks Before

Out of which 54.08% are currently holding stocks. In detail, the survey goes on to ask if any of the respondents have ever heard of the term ‘blue-chip stocks’. In particular, on this stock market term, 58.31% say that they have heard of ‘blue-chip stocks’.

Accordingly, the survey asks if any respondents are currently owners of blue-chip stocks. Here, it seems that 35.23% are long-term holders and 8.11% are new blue-chip holders. In contrast, 12.06% say they presently aren’t but plan on becoming blue-chip stock owners soon. The rest are a firm ‘No’ for disinterest in owning blue-chip stocks.

Figure 1: Responses to owning blue-chip stocks

55.08% Are Willing To Buy Blue-Chip Stocks

Specifically, 55.08% are looking to make their first blue-chip stock commitment or buy additional ones. For more details, the survey asks how much respondents are willing to spend when making their blue-chip stock investments.

Figure 2: Responses are willing to buy blue-chip stocks

In response, 35.47% say lease than $100 and 9.90% say between $101-$300. Meanwhile between $301-$500 and $501-$1,000 both got 4.62% votes each. That left, 3.55% saying between $1,001-$5,000, 2.92% saying $5,001-$10,000, and 2.42% saying more than 10,001.

Pros and Cons of Blue-Chip Stock Investments

Next, the survey asks about the advantages of blue-chip stocks. On this, 28.71% say they are stable while 8.15% say high market capitalization. Likewise, 4.76% say it gives regular dividends, 3.67% say they are recognized brands, and 3.46% say higher returns are paid quarterly.

Figure 3&4: Pros and cons of blue-chip investments

In contrast, the survey asks about the disadvantages of blue-chip stocks. Here, 27.43% say high share prices while 6.60% say it has slow growth, and 6.27% say it gives potential low returns. Adding on, 4.30% say low volatility, 3.52% say downside risk, and 2.78% say stocks of older and less innovative companies. 


Survey TitlePublic Opinion on Owning Blue-Chip Stocks
DurationNovember 19 – November 26, 2021
Number of Participants50,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.