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May 3, 2016 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On May 3, 2016 Gallup released the poll results titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Down in April.”

Notable excerpts include:

Americans’ confidence in the economy retreated in April, with Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index averaging -14 for the month, down from -10 in March. The April average ties with September 2015 as numerically the worst since confidence started climbing toward positive territory in late 2014 and early 2015 after gas prices began to decline.

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Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index is based on Americans’ ratings of current conditions and their outlook on whether the economy is getting better or worse. Since March 2015, Americans have been more upbeat about the current state of the economy than about the direction in which it is headed. In late 2014 and early 2015, as gas prices dropped, the two ratings were generally similar.

In April, 24% of Americans rated current economic conditions as “excellent” or “good,” while 30% said they were “poor,” resulting in a current conditions score of -6. At the same time, 37% said the economy was “getting better” and 58% said it was “getting worse,” for an economic outlook score of -21. The gap between the two ratings ties as the largest in the past year.

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Components - Monthly Averages

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence - Monthly Averages

 

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April 5, 2016 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On April 5, 2016 Gallup released the poll results titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Index Edges Up to -10 in March.”

Notable excerpts include:

Americans were slightly more confident in the economy in March than they were in February; however, their confidence has not drastically changed in the past nine months. Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged -10 in March, up slightly from -13 in February and on the high end of the -10 to -14 range found since July.

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Gallup’s index is the average of two components: how Americans rate current economic conditions and whether they feel the economy is getting better or getting worse. Both of these components increased slightly in March from February.

In March, the current conditions score was -3, up from -5 the previous month. This was the result of 26% of Americans rating current economic conditions in the U.S. as “excellent” or “good,” and 29% rating them as “poor.” Americans continue to view current economic conditions more favorably than their outlook of the economy, as they have since March 2015. In the most recent polling, 39% of Americans said the economy was “getting better,” while 56% said it was “getting worse.” This resulted in an economic outlook score of -17, up from -20 in February.

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Gallup Economic Confidence Index Components

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence chart

 

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March 1, 2016 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On March 1, 2016 Gallup released the poll results titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Steady in February.”

Notable excerpts include:

Americans’ confidence in the U.S. economy has held steady since July. Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index averaged -13 in February, within the narrow range of -14 to -11 recorded over the past eight months. Consumers’ confidence in the economy is notably lower than a year ago, when the index registered +1 for February — one of only two positive monthly readings since 2008.

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Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index is the average of two components: how Americans rate current economic conditions and whether they believe the economy is getting better or getting worse. The index has a theoretical high of +100, if all Americans rate the current economy as “excellent” or “good” and say it is “getting better.” It has a theoretical low of -100, if all Americans rate the current economy as “poor” and say it is “getting worse.”

In February, 25% of Americans rated current economic conditions as excellent or good, while 30% rated them as poor, resulting in a current conditions score of -5. Meanwhile, 38% of Americans said the economy is getting better and 58% said it is getting worse, resulting in an economic outlook score of -20 — among the lowest economic outlook scores recorded in the past year.

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components (Sub-Indexes) of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Gallup Economic Confidence Subindexes

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Monthly Averages

 

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February 2, 2016 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On February 2, 2016 Gallup released the poll results titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Index Flat at -11 in January.”

Notable excerpts include:

Americans’ confidence in the economy last month was unchanged from December. Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged -11 for the month of January. This is much higher than most monthly averages recorded since 2008, but is still below the post-recession high of +3 found in January 2015.

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Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index is the average of two components: how Americans rate current economic conditions and whether they believe the economy is improving or getting worse. The index has a theoretical high of +100, if all Americans rate the current economy positively and say it is improving. It has a theoretical low of -100, if all Americans rate the current economy poorly and say it is getting worse.

In January, 26% of Americans rated current economic conditions as “excellent” or “good,” while 29% rated them as “poor.” This resulted in a current conditions score of -3, similar to the -4 in December. Meanwhile, the economic outlook score was -18, matching the November and December scores. This was the result of 39% of Americans saying the economy is “getting better” and 57% saying it is “getting worse.”

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components (Sub-Indexes) of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Economic Confidence Subindexes

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Monthly Averages

 

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January 5, 2016 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On January 5, 2016 Gallup released the poll results titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Averages -11 in December.”

Notable excerpts include:

Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index averaged -11 in December, which is slightly better than the monthly averages of -12 to -14 measured from July through November. Americans’ economic confidence was slightly lower in December than earlier in 2015, but generally better than it has been since 2008.

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The slight improvement in the overall index in December is attributable to Americans’ improved views of the current economy. In December, 25% of Americans rated current economic conditions as “excellent” or “good,” while 29% rated them as “poor.” This resulted in a current conditions score of -4, up from -7 in each of the prior three months and the highest since June.

Meanwhile, the economic outlook score was -18, matching November’s score. This was the result of 39% of Americans saying the economy is “getting better” and 57% saying it is “getting worse.” Americans’ outlook for the economy is similar to what Gallup has measured since July, but remains down significantly from earlier in 2015.

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components (Sub-Indexes) of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Gallup Economic Confidence Subindexes

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

U.S. Economic Confidence Index - Monthly Averages

 

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December 1, 2015 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On December 1, 2015 Gallup released the poll results titled “U.S. Monthly Economic Confidence Remains Level in November.”

Notable excerpts include:

Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index averaged -13 in November, similar to the monthly averages since July. This is down noticeably from +3 in January, the highest monthly average Gallup has found since 2008, and in recent months has settled close to where it was in the first half of last year. November’s confidence level, however, remains higher than most monthly averages found between 2008 and 2013.

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In November, 24% of Americans rated current economic conditions as “excellent” or “good,” while 31% rated current conditions as “poor.” This resulted in a current conditions score of -7. Meanwhile, the economic outlook score was much lower, at -18. This was the result of 39% of Americans saying the economy is “getting better” and 57% saying it is “getting worse.”

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components (Sub-Indexes) of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Gallup Economic Confidence subindexes

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

Gallup Monthly Economic Confidence

 

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November 3, 2015 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On November 3, 2015 Gallup released the poll results titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Index Steady at -13.”

Notable excerpts include:

Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index averaged -13 in October. This is essentially the same as the -14 average for September. The index has declined since peaking at +3 in January 2015, and has remained below -10 for four months.

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In October, 24% of Americans described current economic conditions as “excellent” or “good,” while 31% rated them “poor.” This resulted in a current conditions average of -7.

The economic outlook average was -19 for this same period. This was the result of 38% of Americans saying the economy is “getting better” and 57% saying it is “getting worse.”

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components (Sub-Indexes) of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Gallup economic confidence subindexes

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Index

 

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October 6, 2015 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On October 6, 2015 Gallup released the poll results titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Index Flat in September.”

Notable excerpts include:

Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged -14 for September, essentially the same as the -13 in August. From a broader perspective, the index has declined steadily since peaking at +3 in January.

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Twenty-four percent of Americans rated the current economy as “excellent” or “good,” while 31% rated it as “poor.” This results in a current conditions score of -7.

Thirty-eight percent of Americans said the economy is “getting better,” while 58% said it is “getting worse.” This results in an economic outlook score of -20. The economic outlook score has trailed the current conditions score since March.

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components (Sub-Indexes) of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

U.S. economic confidence subindexes

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

Gallup economic confidence index monthly

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August 4, 2015 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On August 4, 2015 Gallup released the poll results titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Index drops to -12 in July.”

Notable excerpts include:

Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index declined to an average of -12 in July from -8 in June. This is the lowest monthly average since last October, and is a noticeable departure from the +3 average in January.

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Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index is the average of two components: Americans’ ratings of the current economy and their views of whether the economy is improving or getting worse. The former component dropped only slightly, while the latter had a large drop last month.

The current conditions component averaged -6 in July, slightly below the -4 of June. The July average was the result of 25% of Americans rating the current economy as “excellent” or “good” and 31% rating it as “poor.” In July, 39% of Americans said the economy was “getting better,” while 56% said it was “getting worse.” This resulted in an economic outlook score of -17, the lowest since August 2014.

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components (Sub-Indexes) of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Gallup Economic Confidence Subindexes

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Index - Monthly Averages

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July 7, 2015 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On July 7, 2015 Gallup released the poll results titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Index Holds at Seven-Month Low.”

Notable excerpts include:

Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index was essentially steady in June, averaging -8 for the month. This is statistically tied with May’s -7 score, keeping the index at its lowest monthly reading since November.

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Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index is the average of two components: Americans’ ratings of current economic conditions and whether they feel the economy is improving or getting worse.

The economic outlook component score was -11 in June, based on 42% of Americans saying the economy is getting better and 53% saying it is getting worse. This is similar to the -10 found in May, and is the lowest monthly economic outlook score in Gallup Daily tracking since October.

Meanwhile, the current conditions score in June was -4 — the same as in May — based on 25% of Americans saying the economy is “excellent” or “good” and 29% calling it “poor.”

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components (Sub-Indexes) of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Subindexes - Monthly Averages

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

 Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Index - Monthly Averages

 

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

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