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Gallup US ECI  
Released On 9/3/2013 11:00:00 AM For Aug, 2013
PriorActual
level-12 -13 

Highlights
Measures of consumer confidence continue to be mixed. Gallup's measure remains on the downside. According to Gallup's latest survey, Americans remained more negative than positive last month about economic conditions in the U.S. The Gallup Economic Confidence Index averaged minus 13 in August, similar to the minus 12 in July. The current score is down from minus 7 in May, which was the highest monthly reading since Gallup began tracking economic confidence daily in 2008.

Americans' net current conditions score was unchanged last month, at minus 14, and their net economic outlook score of minus 11 was down slightly from minus 9 in July. The six-point decline in the overall index during the past four months is almost entirely due to the deterioration of Americans' economic outlook, rather than their evaluation of current economic conditions. Americans' outlook rating has fallen 10 points since May, while the current conditions rating has slipped three points.

Definition
Gallup's Economic Confidence Index is a composite of two questions that Gallup asks daily of a nationally representative sample of 500 adults and reports weekly based on approximately 3,500 interviews. The first asks Americans to evaluate current economic conditions and the other measures their perceptions of whether the economy is getting better or getting worse. The two questions have equal weight in the index. The survey is conducted with respondents contacted on landlines and cellphones.  Why Investors Care
 

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