The U.S. Economic Confidence Index and U.S. Job Market data are based on annual averages of all measurements from nationally representative telephone polls conducted each year. Annual sample sizes vary depending on the number of measurements. Other economic indicators are based on nationally representative telephone polls of roughly 1,000 adults, aged 18 and older, conducted each April. All surveys are weighted to ensure the sample demographics conform with the most recent U.S. Census targets.
Why Economic Performance and Financial Security Matter
Gallup's diverse economic ratings metrics provide a robust evaluation of Americans' mindset about the economy and their personal finances that can have implications for consumer spending, the labor market and political behavior.
The monthly Economic Confidence Index is strongly correlated with The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index and the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index.
The Global Financial Inclusion Index (Global Findex) tracks how the world saves, borrows, pays and manages risk by tracking bank account ownership worldwide. The data are used to track progress toward the U.N. sustainable development goal (Indicator 8.10.2), the World Bank's goal of Universal Financial Access and the G-20 Digital Financial Inclusion Indicators.
Global Economic Measures
Gallup is the World Bank's research partner behind the data in the Global Findex database. Every three years, we conduct nationally representative surveys with adults aged 15 and older in more than 140 economies, tracking a host of indicators on how people use bank accounts, save money, access credit and manage financial risk.
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U.S. Economic Measures
U.S. Economic Confidence Index
Measured periodically from 1996 to 2000 and at least monthly thereafter, the index captures the nation’s economic mood on a scale from -100 to +100, where the midpoint of zero represents an equal balance of negative and positive views. The index is composed of two dimensions -- current conditions and economic outlook -- with each also having a potential range of -100 to +100.
U.S. Job Market
U.S. Stock Ownership
Americans' Financial Situation
Americans’ Financial Worry Index
Americans' Retirement Income
How Gallup Tracks Economic Performance and Financial Security
Gallup partners with organizations worldwide to provide official statistics on some of the most pressing problems facing humankind. Explore some of our partnerships aimed at measuring and understanding nuances in economic performance and financial security around the globe.
Gallup and the World Bank partnered to measure how the world saves, borrows, pays and manages risk.
U.S. Job Quality
Gallup, Lumina Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Omidyar Network partnered to uncover perceptions about jobs in the U.S.