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.


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


The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

SPX at 1981.89 as this post is written