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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





What would you recommend be done to control inflation? (Source: Inflation, Public Policy & Retail Industry, Apr, 1980)


9%
Wage and price controls, freeze or rollback

8%
Price controls, stabilize prices, price regulation or ceiling

8%
Control government spending, less government spending

6%
Price freeze or rollbacks

3%
Control oil companies better, control oil prices, nationalize oil companies

3%
Balance the budget, no-deficit spending

3%
New president, strong president

3%
Tighten credit and/or money supply, raise interest rates

2%
Better energy program, get people to conserve, solve our energy problems

2%
Create jobs, get people working, put people back to work

2%
Lower taxes, tax cuts, change tax laws

2%
New federal administration or officials

2%
Consumer self-restraint, buy only what you need, boycott high-priced items

1%
Control excess business profits, stop high profits

1%
Cut down foreign imports or increase exports, improve balance of trade

1%
Cut waste in government, curb government traveling and cars

1%
Less welfare, check into welfare system

1%
Cut foreign aid, U.S. giveaways to other countries

1%
Control consumer spending

1%
Fewer controls on business

1%
Drop interest rates

1%
Wage controls, stabilize wages

12%
Other

1%
Nothing, shouldn't do anything, leave things alone

1%
Can't do anything, nobody can do anything

22%
Don't know

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Survey by American Retail Federation. Methodology: Conducted by Cambridge Reports, April 17 - May 5, 1980 and based on 1,503 personal interviews. Sample: National adult. [USCAMREP.80INFL.R05] (View Citation)

Topics: ECONOMICS





(I'm going to read you some policies that the government might undertake to fight a recession and I'd like you to tell me whether you favor or oppose each one.)...Reducing Social Security taxes to give workers more money to spend and thus stimulate the economy (Source: Cambridge Reports National Omnibus Survey, Jul, 1979)


33%
Favor

55%
Oppose

12%
Don't know

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Methodology: Conducted by Cambridge Reports/Research International during July, 1979 and based on 1,500 personal interviews. Sample: National adult. Sample size is approximate. [USCAMREP.79JUL.R040] (View Citation)

Topics: ECONOMICS FICA TAXING







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