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POLL-Japan Inc upbeat about U.S., China economic outlooks

TOKYO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Most Japanese firms are upbeat about the outlooks for the U.S. and Chinese economies, a Reuters poll found. Below are the questions and answers to the poll conducted Aug. 30-Sept. 12 for Reuters by Nikkei Research. Answers are denoted in percentage points, while poll and reply totals are represented in actual figures.

1a. How do you see the current economic situation in the U.S.? (Pick one)

Sectors Expanding Holding Peaking out Slowing Polled

Replied steady

All 24 66 5 5 548 256 Manufacturers 22 67 6 5 269 137 Non-Manufacturers 27 65 4 4 279 119

1b. How do you see the current economic situation in China? (Pick one)

Sectors Expanding Holding Peaking out Slowing Polled

Replied steady

All 15 61 13 11 548 257 Manufacturers 16 62 11 11 269 138 Non-Manufacturers 13 60 16 11 279 119

2a. What's the outlook for the U.S. economy? (Pick one)

Sectors Expanding Holding Peaking out Slowing Polled

Replied steady

All 19 64 11 6 548 255 Manufacturers 14 71 9 6 269 136 Non-Manufacturers 24 55 13 7 279 119

2b. What's the outlook for the Chinese economy? (Pick one)

Sectors Expanding Holding Peaking out Slowing Polled

Replied steady

All 14 51 14 21 548 256 Manufacturers 15 54 14 17 269 137 Non-Manufacturers 13 48 13 25 279 119

3a. How has your view on the U.S. economy changed compared to six months ago? (Pick one)

Sectors Bullish Somewhat bullish Unchanged Somewhat bearish Bearish Polled Replied All 1 12 67 19 1 548 253 Manufacturers 0 12 66 21 1 269 137 Non-Manufacturers 3 12 68 16 1 279 116

3b. How has your view on the Chinese economy changed compared to six months ago? (Pick one)

Sectors Bullish Somewhat bullish Unchanged Somewhat bearish Bearish Polled Replied All 2 10 75 12 2 548 255 Manufacturers 1 11 74 12 2 269 138 Non-Manufacturers 3 9 76 11 1 279 117

4a. What's the trend for orders your company receives from U.S. businesses? (Pick one)

Sectors Increasing Flat Shrinking Polled Replied All 25 61 14 548 161 Manufacturers 28 57 15 269 115 Non-Manufacturers 20 70 11 279 46

4b. What's the trend for orders your company receives from Chinese businesses? (Pick one)

Sectors Increasing Flat Shrinking Polled Replied All 25 61 14 548 161 Manufacturers 28 57 15 269 115 Non-Manufacturers 20 70 11 279 46

5a. How's is your business doing in the U.S.? (Pick one)

Sectors Doing well Stagnant Need to review Polled Replied or delayed business All 59 33 8 548

144

Manufacturers 59 33 8 269

101

Non-Manufacturers 58 33 9 279

43 5b. How's your business doing in China? (Pick one)

Sectors Doing well Stagnant Need to review Polled Replied or delayed business All 57 35 8 548

160

Manufacturers 61 33 6 269

113

Non-Manufacturers 47 40 13 279

47 6a. How do you expect the domestic economy to perform over the second half of 2017? (Pick one)

Sectors Expanding Hold steady Worsening Polled Replied All 21 73 6 548 260 Manufacturers 14 80 5 269 138 Non-Manufacturers 28 65 7 279 122

6b. How do you expect domestic political situation to fare over the second half of 2017? (Pick one)

Sectors Stabilise Destabilise Change of Polled Replied

government

All 36 63 1 548 258 Manufacturers 34 65 1 269 139 Non-Manufacturers 38 61 1 279 119

7a. Do you think the government needs to compile extra stimulus budget this fiscal year?

Sectors Yes No Polled Replied All 57 43 548 252 Manufacturers 53 47 269 133 Non-Manufacturers 62 38 279 119

7b. If you see the need for extra budget, in what areas do you expect the government to spend the most? (Pick one)

Sectors Public Stimulus for Steps to cope Support Others Polled Replied works consumption with labor for child shortages rearing All 15 43 28 8 6 548 144 Manufacturers 16 46 24 7 7 269 70 Non-Manufacturers 14 41 32 9 4 279 74

8. Are you counting on Abenomics? (Pick one)

Sectors Yes, greatly Yes, a little Not much Not at all Polled Replied All 9 42 42 7 548 260 Manufacturers 9 43 39 9 269 139 Non-Manufacturers 9 41 45 4 279 121

(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto and Izumi Nakagawa; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)