CEO Confidence Index

CEO Confidence Index Methodology

Chief Executive surveys CEOs each month to compile our CEO Confidence Index data. Survey results are released each month on ChiefExecutive.net and covered in each issue of Chief Executive magazine.


April 2015: CEO Confidence Is Up Slightly, at 0.6%

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months. With a slow-but-steady rise over the last two months, CEOs are growing more confident about future business conditions.

March 2015: Large Mid-Market Firm CEOs Are More Confident Than Their Smaller Company Peers

For four out of the last five years, CEOs of mid-market companies with more than $100 million in revenue had the most confidence in their expectations for...

March 2015: CEO Confidence Among Mid-Market Firms Rises 4.5% Over March 2014

Mid-market CEOs were significantly more confident in March 2015 about their prospects a year from now than they were 12 months ago in March 2014. March...

February 2015: CEO Confidence Up Nearly 10% From the Same Year-Ago Period

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, shrank 3.9% in February, putting confidence back at December levels, landing at 6.45 out of a possible 10, compared to 6.71 for January. However, when compared against the same year-ago period, confidence is up nearly 10%.

January 2015: CEO Confidence Starts Off Year on a Good Note, Up 3.7%

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, jumped 3.7% in January, after taking a 4.2% dip in December, landing at 6.48 out of a possible 10.

December 2014: CEO Confidence Near Highest Levels Since 2008, Despite Drop From November

THE CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX, Chief Executive’s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, dropped 4.2 percent from November to December, landing at 6.47...

December 2014: CEO Confidence Dropped 4.2% From November

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, shrank 1.3% in October, landing at 6.36 out of a possible 10.

October 2014: CEO Confidence Down 1.3% From September

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, shrank 1.3% in October, landing at 6.36 out of a possible 10.

November 2014: CEO Confidence Is Up 6.2% Over October

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, shrank 1.3% in October, landing at 6.36 out of a possible 10.

September 2014: CEOs Offer Highest Confidence Rating in 7 Years

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive’s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, registered a 7-year-high in September 2014.
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