Americans’ Confidence in the Economy Falters

Americans’ confidence in the economy stalled last week after improving for five consecutive weeks. Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index slipped two points to -26, but remains more positive than the -39 found during the recent government shutdown. Still, weekly confidence is significantly below the -15 mark measured leading up to the shutdown, as well as the nearly six-year high of -3 found in early June. CONT.

Alyssa Brown, Gallup