6.1 percent of survey respondents believe that U.S. economic conditions will get “better” over the next six months, down from 11.8 percent in December. 84.8 percent of survey respondents indicate they believe the U.S. economy will “stay the same” over the next six months, up from 55.9 percent in December. 9.1 percent believe economic conditions in the U.S. will worsen over the next six months, a decrease from 32.4 percent who believed so last month.
In January, 30.3 percent of respondents indicate they believe their company will increase spending on business development activities during the next six months, down from 35.3 percent in December. 69.7 percent believe there will be “no change” in business development spending, up from 58.8 percent last month. No one believes there will be a decrease in spending, down from 5.9 percent who believed so last month.