survey en Siena Poll: Consumer Confidence Rising in Utica <p>Consumer confidence increased in eight New York state metropolitan areas in the second quarter, according to the latest Quarterly Consumer Sentiment survey from the Siena College Research Institute.</p><p>Central New Yorkers are more confident about their immediate financial wellbeing than at any time in years, according to the Siena poll released Thursday. Siena Research Institute Founding Director Doug Lonnstrom says the New York City region had the highest overall consumer confidence of the nine, while the Binghamton region ranked lowest.&nbsp; Lonnstrom adds Albany is doing well.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:41:38 +0000 Dave Lucas 69003 at Siena Poll: Consumer Confidence Rising in Utica NY Congressman Surveys District Businesses <p>A New York Congressman has launched a survey to assess the needs of businesses in his district.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:51:40 +0000 Allison Dunne 66344 at NY Congressman Surveys District Businesses SRI Releases Financial Planning Survey <p>Today is April 15th, tax deadline day for most Americans, and the Siena Research Institute is out with its annual "Special New York State Financial Planning Survey" -&nbsp; 46 percent (up from 43 percent last year) of New York residents say they paid too much in taxes this year while 42 percent believe they paid the right amount.<br><br><a href="">Here is a link to the survey</a> (PDF file).<br> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:32:19 +0000 Dave Lucas 62260 at Parents reject speed of Common Core, test implementation <p>A new poll by New York State United Teachers shows a decisive number of parents say their kids haven't had enough time to prepare for standardized tests on New York state’s new Common Core learning standards.</p><p>NYSUT polled 400 parents about the new Common Core learning standards and upcoming standardized tests. Teachers say that students will be tested this month on material that has not yet been taught. State education policymakers acknowledge student test scores are expected to drop by as much as 30 percent.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:11:13 +0000 Dave Lucas 61364 at Parents reject speed of Common Core, test implementation Economists were opposed to automatic spending cuts <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Most business economists opposed the automatic spending cuts that took effect Friday night amid the gridlock between President Obama and Congress.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">But they overwhelmingly support efforts to reduce the deficit over the next 10 years.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">That's according to a survey released Monday of 196 members of the National Association for Business Economics.</span></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:42:56 +0000 Associated Press 59013 at Economists were opposed to automatic spending cuts