RALEIGH – The latest Civitas poll has found that when asked how long it will take for the economy to improve, or if they believe the recession has already ended, a majority of North Carolina voters said the recession has ended or that the economy will improve within the next two years.
The full text of the question is below.
How much longer do you think it will take for the economy to improve and the current recession to end? If you think the recession has ended just say so.
2% Under 6 months
13% Between 6 months and a year
20% Between 1 and 2 years
25% Over 2 years.
27% Recession has ended
12% Don’t Know
Cross tabs for this question can be found here.
Civitas Institute President Francis De Luca said, “We have been asking this question since April of 2009, and this is the first time a plurality of respondents have said the recession is over. It is clear from all indications that people have an increasingly optimistic economic outlook. Indeed, these results give even more weight to the notion of the ‘Trump effect’ on the economy.”
This poll surveyed 600 registered, likely voters (30% on cell phones) with a margin of error of +/- 4.00%. This survey was taken March 18-19, 2017.
Full poll results will be available at our March Poll Lunch on Thursday, March 23rd at 11:30 am at the Holiday Inn at 320 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603. You can register and find more information here. To arrange an interview with Civitas President Francis De Luca, email Demi Dowdy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 747-8064.
Civitas has conducted live-caller voting in North Carolina since May 2005, and we are the only organization offering independent, nonpartisan data on current opinion. In the decade we’ve been conducting them, our polls have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters truly think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.
Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility and civic engagement.