Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index is now +21, down from +32 in February but still an indication that Americans believe the economy is good or excellent.
“Confidence remains higher than it was during the shutdown, in early January, but is still not back to the +30 or higher level found through much of 2018,” Gallup writer Lydia Saad wrote last week.
The index is the average of Americans’ ratings of current economic conditions and their views of whether the economy is getting better or getting worse.
Gallup says 50% of U.S. adults are calling economic conditions excellent or good, and another 36% consider them only fair. Only 14% call them poor. At the same time, 49% perceive that economic conditions are getting better, and 44% think they are getting worse.