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How would you rate the present general business conditions in your area? (Source: Consumer Confidence Survey, Nov, 1980)


17%
Good

55%
Normal

29%
Bad

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Survey by Conference Board. Methodology: Conducted by National Family Opinion Research during November, 1980 and based on 3,500 mail interviews. Sample: National adult. [USNFO.80-11.R1] (View Citation)

Topics: ECONOMICS BUSINESS





(Can you describe any ways in which the inflation of the last 5 years has changed or affected the way that you make spending decisions?)...Second response (Source: Cambridge Reports National Omnibus Survey, Oct, 1980)


7%
No luxuries, necessities only, don't buy extras

6%
Comparison shopping, look for bargains, watch for sales

2%
Didn't buy a new car/truck

2%
Wanted to travel, won't take vacation, won't travel around the country

1%
Use coupons, try to buy groceries on specials

2%
Don't drive car as much, use less gasoline, car for necessary trips only

2%
Spend less on entertainment

7%
Buy less, stick to budget, go without things I could use, can't buy what I want

3%
No charging, won't go into debt unless necessary

14%
Other

1%
No, hasn't affected me

53%
Don't know

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Methodology: Conducted by Cambridge Reports/Research International during October, 1980 and based on 1,500 personal interviews. Sample: National adult. Sample size is approximate. [USCAMREP.80OCT.R045] (View Citation)

Topics: ECONOMICS FINANCES CONSUMER





During the next year, do you think inflation will get better, get worse, or stay about the same? (Source: NBC News/Associated Press Poll, Feb, 1979)


7%
Get better

64%
Get worse

27%
Stay about the same

2%
Not sure

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Methodology: Conducted by NBC News/Associated Press, February 5 - February 6, 1979 and based on 1,600 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. [USNBCAP.39.R08] (View Citation)

Topics: FUTURE ECONOMICS







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