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Gallup US ECI  
Released On 10/1/2013 1:00:00 PM For Sep, 2013
PriorActual
level-13 -19 

Highlights
According to Gallup, as the fiscal battles in Washington intensified last month and the federal government inched closer to its first shutdown in 17 years, Americans' confidence in the economy deteriorated. Gallup's Economic Confidence Index slid to minus 19 in September from minus 13 in August, the worst monthly average since minus 19 in September 2012.

Gallup's Economic Confidence Index is based on two components: Americans' assessments of current economic conditions in the United States and their perceptions of whether the economy is getting better or worse. Americans' net economic outlook score fell to minus 18 last month from minus 11 in August, while their net current conditions score slipped to minus 19 in September from minus 14. Consumers' economic outlook grew particularly pessimistic in the latter half of the month as the likelihood of a government shutdown increased.

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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