Each year, the Gallup News Service measures the images of various business and industry sectors based on a simple question that asks Americans to rate each of the 25 sectors as very positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat negative, or very negative. Take a guess which industry improved the most from last year's poll.

Yes, it was accounting. It had a net rating of 0 percent last year. That means as many people surveyed gave accounting a negative rating as those that gave it a positive one. This year accounting is +31 percent. In the 2001 survey, accounting was even higher at 39 percent.

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