CEO Confidence Index

The CEO Confidence Index is America’s largest monthly survey of chief executives. Each month, Chief Executive surveys CEOs across corporate America, at organizations of all types and sizes, to compile our CEO Confidence Index data. Survey results are released each month on ChiefExecutive.net and reported on by TV and media outlets throughout the world.

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CEO Confidence Index Tumbles in Wake of Japan Crisis and Mid-East Turmoil

After rising spirits in January and February 2011, CEOs were feeling less optimistic in March. Chief Executive's CEO Confidence Index was down 5.8% from February, settling at a 6.02 out of a possible 10. The reason? Political uncertainty both domestically and abroad.

CEO Confidence Continues to Rise, Though Significant Employment Growth Not Expected Until 2012

Continuing its upward trend, the Index is up 1.02% from its three and a half year high in January, reaching a score of 6.39 out of a possible 10. Over 70% of the CEOs surveyed predict that business conditions will be at least ‘good’ moving forward.

CEO Confidence at Highest Level in Over 3 Years

CEO confidence is at its highest point since July 2007. The Index rose to 6.25 out of 10 in January — 6.9% higher than the previous month. Over 68% of the 377 CEOs surveyed rated their expectations for business conditions as at least 'good.'

CEOs Portray a Dismal Forecast for the U.S.

Future of the U.S. Economy will Depend on Lower Taxes, Lower Regulation Privatized Education and Free Trade

CEO Confidence Index October 2004

Bright Outlook on Tech Investment Improves Prospects of Growth

CEO Confidence Index September 2004

Still, Executive Outlook Remains Optimistic Poll Finds Market Fundamentals, Not Politics, Affect Hiring

CEO Confidence Index April 2004

Brighter Outlook On Employment Health Costs Remain A Concern

CEO Confidence Index March 2004

SOME DOUBTS REMAIN, NOTABLY ON HIRING

CEO Confidence Index October 2003

Corporate leaders say growth is their No. 1 priority for 2004 but they are voicing less confidence about America's employment picture, according to Chief...

CEO Confidence Index August 2003

CEOs' perception of the American economy is improving, and they believe that, on balance, President Bush's economic policies are having a positive impact. But...
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism Ticks Up In August, As More Businesses Predict A 2021 Recovery

A survey of nearly 500 U.S. CEOs shows an increasing number of companies planning for renewed growth in the months ahead—if the nation comes together to overcome the challenges of Covid.