Inbox: Three-year forecasts

Just over 44 percent of business decision makers think they’ll be personally better off financially during the next three years. This compares with 27.4 percent of New Zealanders overall who think they’ll be better off.
Decision makers are also less likely to think they’ll be worse off: 15.4 percent compared with almost 30 percent of all New Zealanders.
Thinking about your personal financial situation, do you think you will be better or worse off financially during the next three years?

ALL NEW ZEALAND
A. Much better off 4.7%
B. Better off 22.7%
C. Neither better nor worse off 30.2%
D. Worse off 23%
E. Much worse off 6.7%
F. Not sure 12.8%

DECISION MAKERS
A. Much better off 7.9%
B. Better off 36.4%
C. Neither better nor worse off 32.4%
D. Worse off 13.5%
E. Much worse off 1.9%
F. Not sure 7.9%

Source: Horizon Research, November 1-5, 2011. 1,614 respondents including 234 decision makers (business managers, executives, proprietors, self-employed, professionals and senior government officials). Weighted. Maximum margin of error +/- 2.4%. On the web:
www.horizonpoll.co.nz

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