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Oct 17, 2015 11:55 AM

Survey: Optimism over household, national finances

The Associated Press

DURHAM — New Hampshire residents are getting more optimistic about their household finances and the national economic outlook.

The findings are based on the latest Business and Industry Association Report on Consumer Confidence, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.

When asked about their household finances, most think they are better off or about the same as they were a year ago at 36 percent. Twenty-nine percent say they are worse, and 35 percent say things are about the same.

Forty-one percent think businesses are in for good times over the next year, 32 percent think businesses will have bad times, and 27 percent think conditions will be mixed.

The phone poll of 587 randomly selected adults was conducted between Sept. 24 and Oct. 2, with a sampling margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.


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