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Optimism Little Changed in Fourth Quarter

Dec. 2, 2021

Optimism changed little in the fourth quarter following a third quarter decline. When survey participants were asked between November 8 and 19 to rate their optimism about the overall U.S. economy, the average index was 60.3, compared to a previous reading of 59.9. When asked to rate their optimism about the financial prospects of their firms, the average optimism level was 70.8, up very slightly from 70.2 in the third quarter.

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