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Optimism Improves in the Second Quarter

July 8, 2020

When survey participants were asked between June 15 and June 26 to rate the financial prospects of their firms on a scale from 0 to 100, the average optimism level was 69.8. When asked to rate their optimism about the overall U.S. economy, the average index was 59.8. Both indexes indicated improvement 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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