Pessimism about the state of the U.S. economy appears to be increasing among CPAs who hold executive and senior management accounting roles, according to a new survey.

The survey, by the American Institute of CPAs, polls CEOs, CFOs, controllers and other CPAs at U.S. companies who hold executive and senior management accounting roles. Pessimism has deepened steadily over the past three quarters, the AICPA noted, but this time there were no offsetting bright spots. Every major measure of economic expectations in the survey declined, both quarter over quarter and year over year. 

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