Economic Conditions

As of 7/14/2014

17%
Date Excellent/Good Fair/Poor
2/29/2004 31 68
4/25/2004 38 60
8/10/2004 33 66
12/15/2004 36 63
1/9/2005 39 60
5/15/2005 31 68
9/11/2005 32 67
10/10/2005 25 74
1/8/2006 34 64
3/6/2006 34 65
9/10/2006 37 62
12/10/2006 38 60
2/11/2007 32 67
6/3/2007 33 65
9/16/2007 26 72
11/26/2007 23 76
1/13/2008 26 73
2/2/2008 18 81
3/22/2008 11 88
4/27/2008 12 88
7/27/2008 10 89
9/29/2008 7 92
10/12/2008 8 91
10/26/2008 7 92
12/8/2008 7 92
2/8/2009 5 94
3/12/2009 6 93
6/14/2009 9 90
8/17/2009 8 90
10/4/2009 8 91
11/8/2009 9 91
12/13/2009 8 91
2/9/2010 8 92
3/14/2010 7 92
4/26/2010 11 88
9/6/2010 8 91
10/18/2010 8 91
12/5/2010 10 89
2/7/2011 12 87
4/3/2011 8 91
6/19/2011 8 91
8/21/2011 7 93
12/11/2011 8 91
1/16/2012 11 89
2/12/2012 11 88
3/11/2012 10 89
6/17/2012 11 89
9/16/2012 13 86
10/28/2012 13 86
12/9/2012 15 85
1/13/2013 13 87
3/21/2013 16 83
6/16/2013 23 76
7/21/2013 17 82
9/8/2013 19 80
10/13/2013 13 87
12/8/2013 15 84
1/19/2014 16 83
4/27/2014 17 83

Five years after the financial crisis, views of the national economy still remain negative. Only 17% rate the economy as excellent or good. By contrast, 35% rate the economy as poor and 46% say economic conditions are only fair.

While perceptions of the economy are negative, they are much less so than during the depths of the economic recession. In February 2009, 71% rated economic conditions as poor and only 4% rated the economy as excellent or good. The share rating economic conditions as poor had more than doubled between January 2008 and February 2009 (from 28% to 71%). Read more.