March 13 Gallup Poll On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On March 13, Gallup released a poll titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Matches Best in Four Years.” A few notable excerpts: U.S. economic confidence improved sharply to -18 in the week ending March 11 from -25 the prior week — the highest since the week ending Feb. 13, 2011, when it was also -18. The -18 readings … Read more March 13 Gallup Poll On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

February 7 Gallup Poll On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On February 7, Gallup released a poll titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Climbs for Fifth Straight Month.” A few notable excerpts: Americans’ confidence in the economy improved for the fifth month in a row in January, with Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index reaching -27, its highest point since May of last year. Americans, however, are not yet as … Read more February 7 Gallup Poll On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

January 18 Gallup Poll Results On Americans’ Personal Financial Situation – Notable Excerpts

On January 18, Gallup published poll results titled “Half in U.S. Feel Worse Off Financially.” The poll asked various questions, including this one : Would you say that you are financially better off now than you were a year ago, or are you financially worse off now? An excerpt from the results, as discussed in … Read more January 18 Gallup Poll Results On Americans’ Personal Financial Situation – Notable Excerpts

November 10 Gallup Poll On Americans’ Ability To Afford Food – Notable Excerpts

In the October 17 post (“Danger Signs In The Stock Market, Financial System And Economy“) I mentioned in point #6 “…numerous signs of broad-based financial strain among households.” A November 10 Gallup poll titled “Americans’ Ability to Afford Food Nears Three-Year Low” illustrates one of these strains. Here are what I found as the most … Read more November 10 Gallup Poll On Americans’ Ability To Afford Food – Notable Excerpts

October 19 Gallup Poll On Americans’ Personal Finances – Notable Excerpts

On October 19, Gallup released poll results titled “Americans Grow More Negative About Their Personal Finances.” I find this poll interesting for a variety of reasons; perhaps chief among them is as another indication of growing financial strain among households.  A few excerpts of note: Nearly one in four U.S. adults (22%) now rate their personal … Read more October 19 Gallup Poll On Americans’ Personal Finances – Notable Excerpts

September 13 Gallup Poll On Upper-Income Americans’ Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On September 13, Gallup released a poll titled “Upper-Income Americans’ Economic Confidence Shaken.” I find this poll interesting for a variety of reasons.  A few excerpts of note: Upper-income Americans’ economic confidence was badly shaken in August, with 80% saying the economy is “getting worse,” up from 66% in July. This is the first month since … Read more September 13 Gallup Poll On Upper-Income Americans’ Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

July 21 Gallup Poll On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On July 21, Gallup released a poll titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Sinks to Lowest Level Since March ’09.” A few notable excerpts: Americans’ economic confidence plunged last week to its lowest weekly level since March 2009. Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index fell to -41 in the week ending July 17 — down from -34 the prior … Read more July 21 Gallup Poll On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

The Economic Future For Young Americans

On May 2 Gallup had a release titled “In U.S., Optimism About Future for Youth Reaches All-Time Low.” Although the entire release is worth reading, I found the following excerpts to be particularly notable: Forty-four percent of Americans believe it is likely that today’s youth will have a better life than their parents, even fewer … Read more The Economic Future For Young Americans

71% Worry About Economy “A Great Deal”

On March 21, Gallup released results from an annual survey in which they gathered information on American’s concerns about 14 major national issues. The survey responses indicated that the economy was the top-ranking concern, with 71% indicating they worry about the economy “a great deal.” Here is an excerpt from the Press Release that I … Read more 71% Worry About Economy “A Great Deal”