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Bloomberg Survey of U.S. Economic Expectations

Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) -- 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?’

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                 09/18/11 08/14/11 07/17/11 06/12/11 05/15/11 04/17/11
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Better-Worse        -34.0    -34.0    -22.0    -31.0    -16.0    -16.0
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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
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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

To contact the reporter on this story: Alex Tanzi in Washington at atanzi@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net

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