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2005 Spring Business Climate Survey

Total Respondents: 174

1. In general do you think business conditions in Pennsylvania are better the same or worse than they were SIX MONTHS AGO?

ResponseTotal
Better29
Same86
Worse58
No Opinion1
Total Respondents174
(skipped this question)0

2. LOOKING AHEAD SIX MONTHS do you think business conditions will be better the same or worse than they are now?

ResponseTotal
Better39
Same85
Worse46
No Opinion4
Total Respondents174
(skipped this question)0

3. Are employment levels at your company higher the same or lower than they were SIX MONTHS AGO?

ResponseTotal
Higher27
Same113
Lower32
No Opinion2
Total Respondents174
(skipped this question)0

4. LOOKING AHEAD SIX MONTHS do you anticipate that employment levels at your company will be higher stay the same or be lower?

ResponseTotal
Higher46
Same113
Lower10
No Opinion3
Total Respondents172
(skipped this question)2

5. Have your company's sales increased stayed relatively the same or decreased during the PAST SIX MONTHS?

ResponseTotal
Increased56
Same69
Decreased47
No Opinion1
Total Respondents173
(skipped this question)1

6. Do you expect your company's sales to increase stay relatively the same or decrease during the COMING SIX MONTHS?

ResponseTotal
Increase83
Same71
Decrease17
No Opinion1
Total Respondents172
(skipped this question)2

7. At any point in the PAST SIX MONTHS has your company considered moving all or part of its Pennsylvania operations to another state?

ResponseTotal
Did move some operations7
Considered moving some operations15
Considered moving all operations15
Moved operations into Pennsylvania0
Didn't consider any moves137
Total Respondents174
(skipped this question)0

8. Do you foresee at any point in the COMING SIX MONTHS your company considering moving all or part of its Pennsylvania operations to another state?

ResponseTotal
May move all operations9
May move some operations18
Not considering any moves146
May move operations INTO Pennsylvania0
Total Respondents173
(skipped this question)1

9. In general do you have a POSITIVE NEGATIVE or NO OPINION of the job performance of the following individuals?

 Positive
President George W. Bush127
Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan121
U.S. Senator Arlen Specter50
U.S. Senator Rick Santorum103
Governor Ed Rendell26
Total Respondents174
(skipped this question)0

10. In general do you have a POSITIVE NEGATIVE or NO OPINION of the job performance of the following institutions?

 Positive
United States Senate50
United States House of Representatives68
Pennsylvania Senate43
Pennsylvania House of Representatives41
Total Respondents174
(skipped this question)0

11. In what part of Pennsylvania is your business located?

ResponseTotal
Northwest PA10
Southwest PA26
Northcentral PA17
Altoona/Johnstown7
Southcentral/Harrisburg49
Southeastern PA34
Lehigh Valley11
Northeastern PA19
Total Respondents173
(skipped this question)1

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