CEO Confidence Index Methodology

Chief Executive’s CEO Confidence Index
Launched in the fall of 2002, Chief Executive’s CEO Confidence Index is America’s largest monthly survey of chief executives. Each month, we survey CEOs across corporate America, at organizations of all types and sizes, to compile our CEO Confidence Index data. We ask the same three questions regarding their confidence in current business conditions, future business conditions and their revenue and investment forecast for the next 12 months. The results are released each month on ChiefExecutive.net and reported on by TV and media outlets throughout the world, including Bloomberg Intelligence and FactSet Research Systems.

Methodology
Every month, we distribute the questionnaire to our entire database of CEOs at U.S. companies. The survey remains open for a week, after which we compile and analyze the data to establish trends and calculate the Index’s weighted averages. We also provide editorial to explain the results, based on the comments and conversations we have with participating CEOs. All responses are kept confidential to allow CEOs to share their perspective in a respectful, truthful, unbiased and collegial setting.

For more information, please contact Chief Executive’s Research Editor, Melanie C. Nolen at mnolen@chiefexecutive.net.