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NAGC Member Government Shutdown Survey Results
Contractors may feel pain as shutdown drags on
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

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Washington, D.C. -- In an October 1 survey of members of the National Association of Government Contractors (NAGC) conducted via email, contractors shared opinions and information about how their business is reacting to the government shutdown. Included below are the results of 925 respondents to the survey.

Will the federal government shutdown affect your near-term hiring decisions?

Yes, we will delay planned hires
270 - 29%

Yes, we will make unplanned hires
7 - 1%

No, our plans to hire have not changed
648 - 70%


Will the federal government shutdown have an effect on your business?

Yes, Negative
533 - 58%

Yes, Positive
45 - 5%

No, None
347 - 38%


Who do you blame for the federal government shutdown?

The President and/or Senate Democrats
367 - 40%

House Republicans
264 - 29%

Both
294 - 32%


Which budget compromises do you favor to reopen the federal government? (select all that apply)

One year delay of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual mandate
495 - 54%

Termination of ACA exemptions for Congress, White House, Corporations
654 - 71%

Spending cuts
493 - 53%

None
129 - 14%


Do you expect sequestration-level budgets to become permanent?

Yes
369 - 40%

No
237 - 26%

Unsure
319 - 34%


How many employees are currently working for your business (including you)?

1-5
256 - 28%

6-10
141 - 15%

11-25
159 - 17%

26-50
119 - 13%

More than 50
250 - 27%

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