Subscribers to ASI’s E-Newsletter may have noticed the addition of a weekly survey to the news features section. Here we present the results of the May 26 survey.

Which do you think will be key in getting the economy back on track?

Bank Stabilization: 40.3%
Stock Market Strengthening: 11.1%
Auto Industry Recovery: 6.9%
Rebound in Home Construction: 22.2%
Other: 18.1%

Comments:

“The key to economic recovery is to provide jobs for Americans.”

“Without the banks’ ability to give loans, the rest of the items above will not improve. The unwillingness of our government to `mind the store’ while millions of bad loans were being made by greedy companies shows that it can't be trusted. People need to believe in our government before anything can improve.”

“We need to get people working making stuff. The auto industry was the engine that drove us, but it has lost its luster and sales to offshore interests. We do not have the facilities to make many things because the facilities and engineering have been sent overseas.”