The reporter in the article from the Los Angeles Times uses a majority of percentages and some figures to illustrate the story.
I think the author could have told his story better if he had utilized other ways to show the numbers. For instance, he said 52 percent of the poll, while it probably would have been more effective if he had said "more than half." He also listed what what percentage the CEOs thought the economy would expand 2.9 percent, up from 2.5 percent, whereas it would be better to say "an increase of 0.4 percent."
The numbers are very overwhelming and I don't feel completely convey the significance of the story. And also, he uses the wrong AP Style format for percent!
Also, they list the names of the surveys, but not the methodologies, such as the number of people surveyed and who they are.