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  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Dec 4, 2012 9:27 AM Flag

    Citizens are feeling better now than four years ago.

    December 4, 2012
    U.S. Economic Confidence in November Best in Four Years
    Average index score of -13 for the month
    by Jeffrey M. Jones

    PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans' economic confidence was better in November than in any month since Gallup began tracking confidence daily in January 2008. The -13 Economic Confidence Index score surpasses the previous bests of -17 from October and May of this year. The index, which began at -32 in January 2008 as the recession was taking hold, had been -20 or lower until May.

    The higher November economic confidence scores were helped by a -10 in the week leading into the Nov. 6 election, the best weekly average to date in Gallup tracking. But confidence was generally stable throughout the month, with the weekly averages in November ranging from -10 to -15. Confidence has remained relatively stable even as the "fiscal cliff's" major tax increases and spending cuts loom unless the government can come to an agreement in the coming weeks.

    Growing Confidence in Current and Future Economy

    Gallup's economic confidence takes into account two sets of economic evaluations: Americans' ratings of current economic conditions and their outlook as to whether the economy is getting better or worse.

    In November, 17% of Americans rated current conditions as "excellent" or "good" and 38% rated them as "poor." That net score of -21 indicates Americans remain more negative than positive about the economy, but on a relative basis, it is the best current conditions rating since March 2008 (-20).

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