Standard of Living Index Sinks to 10-Month Low

In yet another sign that partisan wrangling over the federal budget is rattling the American consumer, Gallup’s Standard of Living Index has tumbled eight points in the past month to 31, its lowest reading since January. The index is a summary of whether Americans are satisfied with their current standard of living and perceive it as getting better or worse. [cont.]

Lydia Saad, Gallup