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 Optimism Rebounds in November Amid Growing Hope For Tax Cuts

CEOs are reporting a renewed sense of confidence in where the business landscape will be a year from now, registering the highest level since April.

CEO Confidence Dims Amid Geopolitical Worry and Congress Standoff

After months of patient waiting and little change, CEO confidence is showing signs of faltering amid a cascade of political drama, growing concern about...

CEOs Anticipate Improved Business Conditions By Next Year

Despite CEOs’ confidence ratings in future business conditions being flat since April, we believe their confidence may be about to break out of its holding pattern.

Are CEOs in a ‘Wait-and-See’ Holding Pattern?

Since March, when CEO confidence was at its highest in the last 12 months (7.41 on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10...

Last 12 Months: CEO Confidence is on a Steady Uptick

Although it has dipped slightly in the last two months, CEO confidence made significant strides in the last six months compared to the previous...

5 Year Climb: 2017 Outshines the Previous 4 Years

CEOs clearly have more confidence in the future today than they did during President Obama's last four years.

March 2017: CEO Confidence in Future Business Conditions Soars 6%

After taking a slight step backward in February, CEO confidence ratings surged in March, to 7.41, up 6.0% from 6.99 in February, and up 4.8% from 7.07 in January.

February 2017: Are CEOs Getting Nervous?

CEO confidence dropped a nominal 1.1% in February 2017 after a three-month rise.

January 2017: CEO Confidence Increases for Third Straight Month

January 2017 marked the third straight month that CEO confidence rose after a year of record lows.

December 2016: CEO Confidence Finishes Out Year on High Note

CEOs are clearly excited about the prospect of the president-elect taking office on Jan. 20. After a 10.8% jump in November, their confidence in future business conditions 12 months from now increased another 5.9% in December.
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CEO Outlook Dips Further Amid Midterm Elections

Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence in future business conditions slipped from 7 out of 10 in October to 6.9 in November. It was a new low for 2018 as business leaders begin to prepare for a possible downturn ahead.
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