Fiscal Confidence Index

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation today released the first edition of the Fiscal Confidence Index, a new, monthly measure of public attitudes about the nation’s long-term debt and the efforts elected leaders are making to address the debt.

The benchmark December 2012 Fiscal Confidence Index, modeled after the Consumer Confidence Index, is 52 (100 is neutral), indicating strongly negative public sentiment about America’s fiscal situation and an urgency for more effective action to deal with the debt. [cont.]

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