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Optimism Continued to Grow in Second Quarter

July 14, 2021

When survey participants were asked between June 21 and July 2 to rate the financial prospects of their firms on a scale from 0 to 100, the average optimism level was 74.9. When asked to rate their optimism about the overall U.S. economy, the average index was 69.0. Both measures increased from the first quarter.

Note: The dashed vertical line denotes a moderate change in the question wording and presentation. Please see The CFO Survey Methodology for further information.

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