Bloomberg Survey of U.S. Economic Expectations

The Bloomberg consumer survey of U.S. economic expectations was unchanged this month.

Consumers were asked ‘Do you think the nation’s economy is getting better, getting worse or staying the same?’

                 09/18/11 08/14/11 07/17/11 06/12/11 05/15/11 04/17/11
Better-Worse        -34.0    -34.0    -22.0    -31.0    -16.0    -16.0
Getting Better         12       15       17       16       20       24
Getting Worse          46       49       39       47       36       40
Staying the same       41       34       43       36       43       34
No opinion              1        2        1        2        1        2

NOTE: Economic expectations are tracked in the ongoing Bloomberg Consumer Comfort survey via random-sample telephone interviews with 500 Americans in the first two weeks of each month. The survey is produced by Langer Research Associates of New York, with field work by SSRS/Social Science Research Solutions of Media., Pa. Results to this question have a 4.5-point margin of sampling error.

SOURCE: Bloomberg News

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