Executives fear double-dip recession, poll finds

"They are worried about job growth as well as continued uncertainty within the financial and governmental sectors," David Williams, chief executive officer of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, said in prepared remarks. "The economic growth we experienced at the end of 2009 and the momentum that continues today has resulted in increased optimism; however, until the job picture stabilizes and the credit markets firm up, concerns will remain."

Roughly one-quarter (27 percent) of respondents are very concerned about a double-dip recession, while more than half (58 percent) are somewhat concerned.

More than 1,280 executives working in a wide array of fields participated in the poll, conducted in March.