Americans’ confidence in the economy is still slowly recovering from its government shutdown-induced plunge. Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index averaged -22 last week, significantly improved from -39 during the second week of the federal government shutdown in October but below the -15 found in mid-September. Still, confidence has a long way to go to bounce back to its peak of -3 reached in late May and early June. CONT.
Alyssa Brown, Gallup