Is Economic Confidence Slipping? 48% Rate Economy Good or Excellent

The latest Job Creators Network/ Weekly Pulse survey shows that 48% of Americans now rate the economy as good or excellent. This is the first time that number has fallen below 50% since the government shutdown. The data collected June 10-11 also shows that 36% now say the economy is just fair and 13% say poor (see topline  trends for all questions).

Additionally, 34% now believe the economy is getting better while 28% say it is getting worse. Over the past two weeks, the number saying the economy is getting worse has also been the highest since the government shutdown.

We will be watching carefully in the coming weeks to determine if the declining confidence is a temporary blip or the start of a lasting trend.

On the personal level, 47% of Americans rate their own finances as good or excellent. Thirty percent (32%) say fair and 19% poor.

By a 30% to 18% margin, Americans believe their own finances are getting better rather than worse (see crosstab results).

Forty-five percent (45%) believe firms in their area are more likely to be hiring than laying people off. Twenty-one percent (21%) believe firms in their area are more likely to be laying people off.

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The national survey of 1,083 US adults was conducted June 10-11, 2019 by and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). The Margin of Sampling Error is +/-3.0 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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