September 2012 30-Second Survey

Gardner Business Media's September 2012 “30-Second Survey” shows a definite bias towards more capital equipment spending in the next 12 months.

� � Gardner Business Media's September 2012 “30-Second Survey” shows a definite bias towards more capital equipment spending in the next 12 months. The “very unlikely” to buy category was down noticeably while the “somewhat likely” category was significantly up and the “very likely” category was also up.

The survey, conducted every two months, asks a random sample of MMS readers about their outlook on the general economy and their own businesses, in addition to their buying intentions for the coming year.

The changes from the last survey in expectations about the economy and their business are statistically insignificant. It is important to note that these expectations were somewhat guarded overall.

Click here for September 2012 results. 

Click here for the historical presentation. 

 

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