According to Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index, a survey established to interview more than 3,000 Americans each week, shows that confidence in the economy is now at the lowest percentage since the presidential election. While confidence has dropped 12 % from the previous week, it is still considered high in comparison with the rest of ... MORE
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Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index reached its highest level since 2008 during the last week of October. And though confidence ranked higher many times prior to 2008, when Gallup tracked Americans confidence on a periodic rather than daily basis, it is the most positive reading since the financial crisis and resulting recession. The Index measures confidence ... MORE
Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index improved by eight points in September and nearly reached May’s record reading, which was the highest since Gallup began daily tracking in 2008. The monthly index is based on interviews with more than 14,000 adults nationwide and presents an accurate picture of consumers’ attitudes throughout the month. September’s gains are primarily ... MORE
Last week, economic confidence experienced its greatest one-week improvement since Gallup began daily tracking in January 2008. Gallup’s index posted an 11-point spike in confidence, nearing a high for the year and ending an extended period where the index reflected Americans’ uncertainty about the economy. The gains coincide with a University of Michigan Surveys of ... MORE
A recent Gallup poll found that Americans are more optimistic when asked about their local economy than they are when asked to assess the economic condition of the world as a whole. Nearly 50 percent of polled Americans said their local economic conditions were excellent or good, while only 25 percent said the same about ... MORE
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