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Americans' impressions of six major sectors of the U.S. economy grew significantly more positive this year. Others improved slightly, while none lost ground.

About one in four U.S. workers say it is likely that their job will be eliminated by new technology, automation, artificial intelligence or robots within the next 20 years.

The image of the U.S. real estate industry improved for the fifth straight year in 2016, with more than twice as many Americans having a positive view (44%) as a negative view (21%).

Of 25 business and industry sectors, the restaurant industry has the top image score this year, with 66% of Americans rating it positively and only 7% negatively. Computers are a close second, while the federal government is dead last.

Americans' average views of 24 business and industry sectors continue to grow more positive after falling precipitously in 2008 during the Great Recession.