Republicans Upgrade Views of Their Own Financial Situation

Republicans have become significantly more positive about their financial situation, while Democrats have grown more negative about theirs. Seven in 10 Republicans and Republican leaners are feeling “pretty good” about the amount of money they have to spend, up from 44% in October 2016. Meanwhile, the percentage of Democrats and […] Read more »

Economic Confidence Strong, but Below Recent High

Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index remained firmly in positive territory at +11 for the week ending March 19. The score is in line with most weekly results since Americans’ economic attitudes improved in mid-November, but is five points below the index’s nine-year high reached two weeks ago. CONT. Andrew Dugan, […] Read more »

Economic Confidence Index Corrects After Uptick

Americans’ confidence in the economy returned to its recent levels last week after a record-setting post-recession high the week before. Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index was +9 for the week ending March 12. This is down from +16 the previous week. The latest figure is in line with weekly scores […] Read more »

Partisanship dominates consumer optimism in February

Although consumer confidence edged downward in February, the overall average in the past three months was the highest in more than a decade, according to the University of Michigan (U-M) Surveys of Consumers. Normally, the implication would be that consumers expected Trump’s election to have a positive economic impact, according […] Read more »

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Cooled in February From 13-Year High

Consumer confidence retreated in February from a 13-year high as Americans tempered expectations of their finances and the economy, with sentiment remaining sharply divided among party lines. The University of Michigan said Friday that its preliminary index of sentiment cooled to a three-month low of 95.7 from 98.5 in January. […] Read more »