Senior-level executive CPAs have low expectations of the economy over the coming year, according to a new survey.

The quarterly survey, by the American Institute of CPAs and the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School, found that 57 percent of the more than 1,400 CPAs polled said they were pessimistic or very pessimistic about the economic outlook for the U.S. over the next 12 months. That was relatively unchanged from the 59 percent of CPAs with negative feelings in the first quarter of the year.

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