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Silicon Valley Pulse Survey - California and Silicon Valley Consumer Confidence Time Series

A2. We are interested in how people are getting along financially these days. Would you say that you (and your family living t
are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago?
                                     California                           Silicon Valley
                                Apr 09      Mar 10                Apr 09      Oct 09     Mar 10
Better Now                           17.9        14.1                 17.4        18.8       17.4
Same                                 27.0        32.9                 24.8        28.1       36.9
Worse                                52.9        50.4                 55.1        51.7       43.9
Don't Know                            1.8         2.0                  2.4         1.0        1.7
Refused                               0.3         0.7                  0.2         0.4        0.2
Total                              100.0        100.0                100.0       100.0     100.0

A3. Now looking ahead - do you think that a year from now you (and your family living there) will be better off financially, or
off or just about the same as now?
                                   California                          Silicon Valley
                               Apr 09     Mar 10               Apr 09      Oct 09      Mar 10
Better Off                         41.8        35.1                43.3        32.5        35.5
Same As Now                        40.4        44.6                38.9        49.3        45.3
Worse Off                          11.6        12.7                10.8        10.4        13.1
Don't Know                          6.0         7.2                 6.7          7.6         5.9
Refused                             0.1         0.4                 0.2          0.2         0.2
Total                            100.0        100.0               100.0       100.0       100.0

A4. Now turning to business conditions in the country as a whole - do you think that during the next 12 months we'll have goo
times financially, or bad times, or what?
                                     California                           Silicon Valley
                                Apr 09      Mar 10               Apr 09       Oct 09     Mar 10
Good Times                           32.0        26.7                33.5         32.6       37.0
Good and/or Bad                      16.1        21.0                19.2         27.5       18.8
Bad Times                            46.4        42.6                41.2         33.4       35.3
Don't Know                            5.4         9.4                  5.8         6.2        8.5
Refused                               0.1         0.3                  0.2         0.3        0.4
Total                               100.0       100.0               100.0        100.0      100.0


A8. Looking ahead, which would you say is more likely: that in the country as a whole we'll have continuous good times durin
next five years or that we will have periods of widespread unemployment or depression or what?

                                   California                             Silicon Valley
                               Apr 09     Mar 10                  Apr 09      Oct 09     Mar 10
Continuous good times              41.0       32.7                    46.6        36.8       38.8
Same/Mixed                         11.7       18.6                    10.5        19.7       18.3
Bad times                          42.1       39.7                    36.6        33.3       34.4
Don't Know                          5.2        8.6                     6.2         9.0        8.4
Refused                             0.0        0.4                     0.0         1.2        0.1
Total                              100.0       100.0                   100.0       100.0       100.0


A18. About the big things people buy for their homes -- such as furniture, a refrigerator, stove, television and things like that.
Generally speaking, do you think now is a good time or a bad time for people to buy major household items?

                                    California                             Silicon Valley
                                Apr 09     Mar 10                  Apr 09      Oct 09     Mar 10
Good                                41.1        31.1                   39.4        41.7       35.6
Good And/Or Bad                     14.5        13.8                   15.4        17.4       16.8
Bad                                 35.7        43.6                   35.7        32.4       38.2
Don't Know                           8.7        11.3                    9.6         7.8        8.7
Refused                              0.0         0.2                    0.0         0.6        0.7
Total                             100.0        100.0                 100.0        100.0     100.0


A20. Thinking now about Silicon Valley specifically, do you think that during the next 12 months we'll have good times financi
or bad times, or what?
                                                                            Silicon Valley
                                                                   Apr 09       Oct 09     Mar 10
Good                                                                   26.0         37.7       41.7
Good and/or Bad                                                        21.7         25.4       19.7
Bad                                                                    42.5         30.2       30.4
Don't Know                                                              9.3          6.0        7.7
Refused                                                                 0.5          0.7        0.5
Total                                                                 100.0        100.0     100.0

A21. Would you say that at the present time, business conditions in Silicon Valley are better or worse than they were a year a

                                                                           Silicon Valley
                                                                   Apr 09      Oct 09     Mar 10
Better Now                                                              8.2        27.6       38.3
Same                                                                    5.7         9.1       10.5
Worse Now                                                              78.4        58.9       47.0
Don't Know                                                              6.2         3.5        4.0
Refused                                                                 1.4         0.9        0.2
Total                                                                100.0        100.0     100.0

A22. How about a year from now? Do you expect that business conditions in Silicon Valley will be better or worse than they a
now?
                                                                      Silicon Valley
                                                             Apr 09       Oct 09      Mar 10
Better than now                                                  46.0          49.3       48.8
Same                                                             34.2          39.6       35.8
Worse than now                                                   15.1           8.0       10.2
Don't Know                                                         4.5          2.4        4.9
Refused                                                            0.3          0.7        0.3
Total                                                               100.0      100.0      100.0


Q201 Would you say that California is in an economic recession or not?

                                  California                             Silicon Valley
                              Apr 09     Mar 10                  Apr 09      Oct 09     Mar 10
Yes                               91.1        91.3                   91.4        92.3       91.9
No                                  8.3        4.6                    8.2         4.7        5.9
Don’t know                          0.6        3.8                    0.5         2.3        2.1
Refused                                        0.3                                0.7
Total                              100       100.0                   10.0       100.0     100.0

Q201A Do you think it is in a serious, a moderate, or a mild recession?

                                  California                             Silicon Valley
                              Apr 09     Mar 10                  Apr 09      Oct 09     Mar 10
Serious                             64        62.5                   59.7        62.4       59.5
Moderate                          23.2        25.1                   32.4        29.0       29.5
Mild                              11.3        10.0                    6.9         8.3        8.3
Don't know                         1.6         1.6                    1.0         0.3        2.5
Refused                                        0.8                                           0.1
Total                           100.0        100.0                 100.0        100.0     100.0

Q201B How much longer do you think the economic recession will last? (April 09, Oct 09 "How long do you think the econom
recession will last?"
                               California                             Silicon Valley
                          Apr 09      Mar 10               Apr 09         Oct 09     Mar 10
Less than 1 year                8.9         4.3                  13.9          7.8        4.0
1-2 years                     46.3         38.2                  44.8         46.6       38.2
3-5 years                     29.1         39.5                  29.0         33.5       39.4
More than 5 years             12.5         13.8                    8.5         7.4       13.4
Don't know                      3.2         3.3                    3.7         4.6        4.7
Refused                                     0.9                                0.1        0.3
Total                        100.0        100.0                 100.0        100.0      100.0

Q202 Are you concerned that you or someone in your family will lose their job in the next year, or not?
                                California                             Silicon Valley
                            Apr 09     Mar 10                 Apr 09       Oct 09      Mar 10
Yes                             49.7        42.8                   49.2         40.1       40.8
No                              38.1        43.6                   36.8         45.6       47.6
Have lost job already            9.3         9.2                   11.3         10.1         7.5
Don't know                         3         3.9                    2.7          3.2         3.7
Refused                                      0.5                                 1.0         0.5
Total                         100.0        100.0                  100.0       100.0       100.0

Q203 Are you very concerned or somewhat concerned about this?
                            California                Silicon Valley
                        Apr 09     Mar 10     Apr 09      Oct 09     Mar 10
Very concerned                61       61.3       56.5        46.6       60.7
Somewhat concerned          38.1       37.7       42.6        52.8       38.4
Have lost job already                   0.3                    0.2        0.4
Don't know                   0.8        0.6        0.9         0.2        0.6
Refused                                                        0.2        0.0
Total                     100.0      100.0      100.0        100.0     100.0
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