Poll: New Hampshire Residents Optimistic About Economy

Feb 23, 2015

  A poll shows that New Hampshire residents remain optimistic about the national and state economies, as well as their own financial status.   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 how New Hampshire businesses will do over the next year, 55 percent of residents said they think state businesses will enjoy good times financially. Only 19 percent think they will experience bad times, and 26 percent anticipate mixed conditions.   The phone poll of 509 randomly selected New Hampshire residents took place between Feb. 5 and Feb. 12.  The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.