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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





Which institution--business, government, or labor--is most responsible for causing unemployment? (Source: Los Angeles Times Poll, Sep, 1980)


20%
Business

46%
Government

15%
Labor

4%
All (vol)

1%
None (vol)

13%
Not sure

1%
Refused

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Methodology: Conducted by Los Angeles Times, September 2 - September 7, 1980 and based on 2,033 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. [USLAT.35.R071] (View Citation)

Topics: BUSINESS LABOR GOVERNMENT ECONOMICS

Dataset: USLAT1980-035





Tell me which three or four things on this list best describe a recession in your opinion. (Source: ABC News/Harris Survey, Mar, 1979)


Subpopulation/Note: . Adds to more than 100% due to multiple responses
38%
Prices and unemployment rising at the same time

31%
People having trouble making ends meet

30%
Continually rising prices for things people buy

24%
Cutbacks in production

24%
10 percent unemployment or more People losing confidence that their economic

24%
system will work well

21%
Factories shutting down People losing their homes because they can't

20%
meet mortgage payments

19%
Falling stock prices Many things going unsold, such as new cars

18%
and color TV (television) sets

18%
People unable to borrow money when they need it

17%
Business bankruptcies increasing

16%
No new housing construction

13%
6 percent to 8 percent unemployment

11%
People going hungry

10%
Lower profits for business

9%
Banks closing

7%
People not getting enough heat in wintertime

5%
People not being able to afford enough clothes

1%
All (Vol.)

2%
Not sure

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Methodology: Conducted by ABC News/Louis Harris and Associates, March 22 - March 27, 1979 and based on 1,596 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. [USABCHS.041779.R5] (View Citation)

Topics: ECONOMICS







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