U.S. Economic Confidence Falls to Lowest Since January
Americans' economic outlook weakens more than ratings of current conditions
PRINCETON, NJ -- Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged -27 for the week ending July 15, down four points from -23 each of the prior two weeks. This extends a gradual decline in confidence that has been underway since late May, when the index was at a four-year best of -16. The index was nearly this low a month ago -- at -26 in mid-June -- and now stands at the lowest weekly average since late January of this year.
The latest weekly average is based on 3,421 national adults interviewed as part of Gallup Daily tracking from July 9-15. This represents the first full week of interviewing after the government's July 6 jobs report was issued, showing weak job growth in June.
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Posted: July 18, 2012