Columbus, Ohio (Aug. 2, 2002) -- Despite the Enron crisis, affluent investors continue to trust their accountants, according to the third annual Nationwide Financial High Income Survey.

The vast majority (85 percent) of high-income investors who work with an accountant say that the Enron situation hasn't changed their level of trust in that person. Affluent men were slightly more likely than affluent women to say that Enron affected their trust (14 percent vs. 7 percent), Nationwide reported. The survey polled 500 people under age 60 with annual household incomes greater than $150,000 per year who were either engaged in financial planning or intended to be in the near future.

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