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.


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.

CEOs Are Optimistic, but Still Hope for Political Change

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive’s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, was relatively unchanged in August compared to July, falling just 0.7 percent to 6.11 out of a possible 10. This rating is still among the highest CEOs have given since 2011.

September 2014: CEOs Confidence Up 5.3% From August

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, grew 0.33% in August, landing at 6.44 out of a possible 10.

August 2014: CEO Confidence Down 0.07% From July

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, fell a minor 0.07% in August, from July.

July 2014: CEO Confidence Increases 3%

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, grew 3% in July, landing at 6.16 out of a possible 10.
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