Economic Sentiment Falls Sharply, Following Downturn On Wall Street

Economic sentiment fell sharply over the past two weeks, dropping 4.6 points to 29.6. This is the largest two-week decline in the past year, and the lowest reading since the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) began measuring public sentiment about the U.S. economy in 2013. All five of the ESI’s indicators fell over the past… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Falls Sharply, Following Downturn On Wall Street

Economic Sentiment Improves After A Six Week Period Of Decline

Economic sentiment recovered slightly over the past two weeks, following six straight weeks of decline. The HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) rose 0.9 points to 34.2, largely driven by confidence in the housing market and the health of the U.S. economy overall. Click here to view image. While the aggregated index rose, only two of… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Improves After A Six Week Period Of Decline

Confidence In Personal Finances Remains Resilient As Other Indicators Collapse

Economic sentiment decreased once again over the past two weeks, continuing a six-week stretch of decline and dropping below the previous all-time low by a 1.2 point margin. The HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) fell to 33.3, its fifth record low in the last seven readings. Even so, confidence in personal finances rose, demonstrating the… Continue reading Confidence In Personal Finances Remains Resilient As Other Indicators Collapse

Economic Sentiment Drops To Another Record Low

Economic sentiment fell over the last two weeks, dropping below the previous all-time low by a 1.3 point margin. From reading to reading, the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) decreased 1.5 points to 34.5. Click here to view image. For the second straight time, all but one of the five indicators decreased. Confidence in buying… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Drops To Another Record Low

Economic Sentiment Falters, Driven By Concerns Over Housing Affordability

Economic sentiment fell over the last two weeks, marking the fifth decline out of the last six readings. The HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) decreased 0.7 points to 36.0. Click here to view image. All but one of the ESI’s five indicators decreased this week. Confidence in buying a new home declined the most, falling… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Falters, Driven By Concerns Over Housing Affordability

Economic Sentiment Recovers Slightly, Finally Breaking Its Free Fall

Economic sentiment rose slightly over the past two weeks, after dropping to record-lows for each of three consecutive prior readings. The HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) increased 0.9 points to 36.7. Click here to view image. All but one of the ESI’s five indicators increased this week. Confidence in personal finances and confidence in making… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Recovers Slightly, Finally Breaking Its Free Fall

Economic Sentiment Hits Record Low For Third Consecutive Reading

Economic sentiment declined to a record low for the third consecutive reading, amidst persistent inflation concerns and the continuation of Russia’s war against Ukraine. The HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) dropped 0.5 points to 35.8. Click here to view image.  Three of the ESI’s five indicators reached new all-time lows this week: — Confidence in… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Hits Record Low For Third Consecutive Reading

Economic Sentiment Hits New Record Low

Economic sentiment continued to fall over the past two weeks amid concerns about inflation and the economic impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) dropped 1.8 points to 36.3, its lowest recorded reading since it began measuring economic sentiment in 2013. Click here to view image. All five ESI indicators… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Hits New Record Low

Economic Sentiment Hits All-Time Low Ahead Of Biden’s State Of The Union

Economic sentiment fell sharply over the past two weeks, to the lowest reading since the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) began measuring the public’s opinion of the economy in 2013. The ESI decreased 2.4 points to 38.1. Click here to view image. All five of the ESI’s indicators dropped over the past two weeks, with… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Hits All-Time Low Ahead Of Biden’s State Of The Union

Economic Sentiment Falls To Near 12-Month Low

Economic sentiment dropped over the past two weeks, matching one of the lowest readings in the past 12 months. The HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) decreased 0.8 points to 40.5 to mark the first half of February. Four of the ESI’s five indicators dropped over the past two weeks. The greatest decrease was in confidence… Continue reading Economic Sentiment Falls To Near 12-Month Low