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Marcum-Hofstra CEO Survey
No. 3, 2022

Return to the Office / Impact of Gas Prices / Impact of COVID-19

After remaining steady through the first half of 2022, CEOs' economic outlook took a dive in the two months since the last Marcum-Hofstra survey.

The percentage of CEOs who rated their business outlook at an "8" or higher declined 10 points between April and June, to 34 percent. Those rating their outlook at a "5" or higher was down 9 points, to 74 percent.

CEO optimism took the biggest hit in the construction, financial institutions and services, healthcare and professional services industries. For example, just 11 percent of mid-market CEOs in the financial services industry rated their confidence at an "8" or higher, compared to 50 percent just two months ago.

Question 1
How many days per week do you typically work in your office?
Question 2
Do you have plans to return to the office full-time?
Question 3
Do you provide your employees with the option to work remotely for at least part of the week?
Question 4
Do you plan to continue to offer your employees the option to work remotely for the foreseeable future?
Question 5
Why have you elected to work remotely for at least part of the week?
Question 6
Has the rise in gas prices impacted your business in any of the following ways?
Question 7
In what ways is Covid-19 still impacting your business planning?
Question 8
What is your view of the current business environment?
Question 9
What are the most important influences for your business planning in the next 12 months?