Monthly Economic Confidence Up Sharply in September

The Gallup Economic Confidence Index averaged -19 in September, up from -27 in August and nearly matching the -17 seen in May, the highest monthly reading since the start of Gallup Daily tracking in 2008. …

The eight-percentage-point overall improvement in September is almost entirely owing to a jump in Americans’ economic outlook, rather than their evaluation of current economic conditions. [cont.]

Lydia Saad, Gallup