Poll: U.S. financial optimism ticks up however stays low

Americans’ optimism about the state of the economy continues to enhance however it is still unfavorable general, according to Gallup’s newest Economic Confidence Index. The index increased from -43 in May to -32 in June out of a theoretical variety of -100 to 100, with ratings in unfavorable area showing that participants rate existing conditions as bad and think the economy is worsening. The index has actually remained in unfavorable area given that the start of the pandemic, striking a low of -58 in June 2022.

Nineteen percent of participants ranked financial conditions as exceptional or excellent and 44% as bad, with 37% explaining them as “only fair.” At the very same time, 27% of participants stated the economy is improving while 66% stated it is worsening. That is an enhancement from May, when 20% stated the economy was improving and 76% even worse.


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