US Survey : How American rate their Industries …..

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August 23, 2013

U.S. Images of Banking, Real Estate Making Comeback

Healthcare industry ratings decline most this year

by Jeffrey M. Jones

PRINCETON, NJ — Americans’ views of seven industries are substantially improved this year, based on increases of 10 points or more in the industries’ net positive ratings. The banking, travel, and real estate industries show the greatest improvements. Healthcare is the only industry to see a decline of at least 10 points, although the retail, computer, and pharmaceutical industries were close to that threshold.

Changes in Net Positive Ratings of U.S. Industries and Business Sectors, 2012-2013

The results are based on Gallup’s annual Work and Education poll, conducted Aug. 7-11. Each year since 2001, Gallup has asked Americans to rate 25 different business sectors and industries on a five-point scale ranging from “very positive” to “very negative.” The net ratings are the difference between the positive and negative ratings for each industry.

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