Albany, N.Y. (Oct. 15, 2002) -- Despite the spate of accounting scandals that have given the profession a public black eye, small business owners have a generally positive opinion of the industry, a new survey has found.

The national survey, conducted by the Network of City Business Journals, found that 41 percent of the respondents said they had an "overall positive impression" of the accounting profession, while only 12 percent reported a negative one.

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