Americans’ Economic Confidence Positive in 2017

Americans’ views of the U.S. economy were positive on balance in 2017, with Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaging +6 for the year. This was a 16-point increase from -10 in 2016 and is the index’s first positive annual average since Gallup began daily tracking of this measure in 2008. …

Republicans’ confidence in the economy stood at +46 in 2017, a 77-point improvement from 2016 and the highest level for this group in Gallup’s history of tracking this question. CONT.

Andrew Dugan, Gallup