More than 50% of MDM readers in a recent MDM survey are concerned" about the state of the economy, and 27% say they are "very concerned."
About 45% expect the economy to grow worse over the next six months. About the same number expect the economy to stay the same.
These results are part of the MDM Reader Survey on the Economy, conducted online in the last two weeks of February.
Overall, results were mixed and, it seems, dependent on customer segment. The two most cited segments in which respondents are seeing slowdowns, unsurprisingly, were building materials/construction and automotive.
Others mentioned slowdowns in any market tied to residential construction, including electrical, HVAC, appliances, plumbing, flooring, and ...