The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US rose 1.8 points to 46.9 in March 2023 from 45.1 in February, the highest since December 2021. Still, the index remained in pessimistic territory for a 19th straight month. A steady 53% of adults polled think the US economy is in a recession, down from 55% in January and below 61% in October. The six-month outlook for the US economy increased 1.9 points to a less-gloomy 41.6 and the personal finances subindex rose 2.4 points to 55, a level last seen in September 2001. Also, the gauge of support for federal economic policies rose 1.1 points to 44.2. source: Technometrica Market Intelligence/The Investor's Business Daily

Economic Optimism Index in the United States averaged 49.55 points from 2001 until 2023, reaching an all time high of 62.90 points in March of 2002 and a record low of 35.80 points in August of 2011. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2023.

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United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2023-02-07 03:00 PM Feb 45.1 42.3 42.9
2023-03-07 03:00 PM Mar 46.9 45.1 46
2023-04-04 02:00 PM Apr 46.9


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Economic Optimism Index 46.90 45.10 points Mar 2023

United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index
IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index measures Americans' opinions and outlooks on the economy. The index is based on a nationwide survey of 900 adults and evaluates six-month economic outlook, personal financial outlook, confidence in federal economic policies. Reading above 50 indicates optimism, and below 50 indicates pessimism.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
46.90 45.10 62.90 35.80 2001 - 2023 points Monthly

News Stream
US Economic Optimism Highest since 2021
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US rose 1.8 points to 46.9 in March 2023 from 45.1 in February, the highest since December 2021. Still, the index remained in pessimistic territory for a 19th straight month. A steady 53% of adults polled think the US economy is in a recession, down from 55% in January and below 61% in October. The six-month outlook for the US economy increased 1.9 points to a less-gloomy 41.6 and the personal finances subindex rose 2.4 points to 55, a level last seen in September 2001. Also, the gauge of support for federal economic policies rose 1.1 points to 44.2.
2023-03-07
US Economic Optimism at 10-Month High
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US increased to a ten-month high of 45.1 in February of 2023 from 42.3 in January, but remained in pessimistic territory. 53% of adults now think the U.S. economy is in a recession, down from 55% last month. The six-month outlook for the US economy increased to 39.7 from 36.2. The personal finances subindex also went up to 52.6 from 49.9, striding back into optimistic territory and the gauge of support for federal economic policies held rose to 43.1 from 40.7. "This month’s indexes provide good reasons to be cautiously optimistic about the economy in 2023. With the exception of financial-related stress, all indexes improved, with some entering positive territory for the first time in several months. Although spending cuts remain in effect, fewer people think we’re in a recession, and we’re seeing significant increases in the number of people who believe the economy is improving", " said Ed Carson, IBD's news editor.
2023-02-07
US Economic Optimism Falls to Start 2023
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US went down to 42.3 in January of 2023 from 42.9 in December, remaining well below the 49.6 average of the last two decades. The index has been stuck in negative territory for 17 straight months, as Americans' outlook for the US economy worsened, even as inflation pressures continued to ease. The six-month outlook for the US economy slipped by 1.5 points to 36.2. The personal finances subindex went down three-tenths of a point to 49.9, edging back into negative territory, and the gauge of support for federal economic policies held at 40.7. Still, "index component declines were relatively minor compared to the wild swings that have become all too normal since the start of the pandemic,” said Ed Carson, IBD's news editor. “This suggests perhaps the economy – and people’s opinions of it – are beginning to steady.”
2023-01-10