Americans who run small businesses that employ 1-20 people are very upbeat about the state of the economy. Data from a special Job Creators Network/ ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 63% of these employers rate the economy as good or excellent. That’s about ten points higher than the national average
in recent weeks.
Forty percent (40%) believe the economy is getting better while 19% think it is getting worse.
As for their own personal finances, 66% say they’re in good or excellent shape. Forty-nine percent (49%) believe their personal finances are getting better while 14% say the opposite.
Most small businesses have no employees. They are often consultants or in creative endeavors and the survey revealed that they have significantly different attitudes than those who have to meet a payroll. Those who run firms with no employees are less upbeat about the economy.
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The national survey of 617 Small Business Owners was conducted March 25-April 2, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a +/- 4.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence. The sample included 219 Small Business Owners with 1-20 employees. The Margin of Error for this subset of the sample is +/-6.8%.
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