May 7, 2016 1:14 PM

Survey: New Hampshire residents optimistic about businesses

DURHAM (AP) — A survey of New Hampshire residents shows that they remain optimistic about business conditions in the state, and the percentage expecting bad times is the lowest in over a decade.

When asked about their household finances, most New Hampshire adults think they are financially better off or about the same as they were a year ago. The percentage who say they are worse off — 26 percent — is the lowest it has been since July 2004.

Forty-three percent think businesses nationally are in for good times, 33 percent think businesses will have bad times, and 24 percent think conditions will be mixed.

These findings in the Business and Industry Association's consumer confidence report, based on interviews conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.

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