Economic Optimism Index (EOI): State of the Economy 1997 - present

Do you think that the general economic condition of the country will improve, stay the same or get worse over the next 12 months?

Economic Optimism Index (EOI): State of the Economy 1997 - present

1979 - April 1997

Q Do you think that the general economic condition of the country will improve, stay the same or get worse over the next 12 months?

1997 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
General Election 1 May 1997
9-12 May 1997 40 35 12 13 +28
20-23 June 1997 38 36 19 7 +19
25-28 July 1997 35 32 25 8 +10
21-25 August 1997 29 32 31 7 -2
26-29 September 1997 36 37 19 7 +17
24-27 October 1997 31 39 24 7 +7
21-24 November 1997 30 40 24 6 +6
12-15 December 1997 26 36 30 8 -4

 

1998 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
23-26 January 1998 27 38 28 7 -1
20-23 February 1998 29 38 27 6 +2
20-23 March 1998 30 36 26 8 +4
24-27 April 1998 28 38 27 7 +1
21-24 May 1998 26 39 25 10 +1
25-30 June 1998 19 36 38 7 -19
17-21 July 1998 19 33 40 8 -21
21-24 August 1998 18 30 45 6 -27
18-21 September 1998 13 30 50 7 -37
23-26 October 1998 11 25 57 7 -46
20-23 November 1998 16 31 47 6 -31
11-14 December 1998 16 30 46 8 -30

 

 

1999 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
22-25 January 1999 18 35 41 6 -23
19-22 February 1999 21 36 36 7 -15
19-22 March 1999 26 37 32 5 -6
23-26 April 1999 23 41 31 5 -8
21-24 May 1999 25 43 26 6 -1
18-21 June 1999 23 43 27 7 -4
23-26 July 1999 26 45 23 6 +3
20-23 August 1999 19 43 31 7 -12
24-27 September 1999 29 40 24 7 +5
22-25 October 1999 21 44 28 7 -7
19-22 November 1999 28 42 24 6 +4
10-14 December 1999 25 45 24 6 +1

 

 

2000 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
20-25 January 2000 27 41 25 6 +2
17-22 February 2000 22 41 32 5 -10
23-28 March 2000 25 40 30 5 -5
13-18 April 2000 20 43 33 4 -13
18-23 May 2000 22 38 33 7 -11
22-27 June 2000 18 42 32 8 -14
20-24 July 2000 23 40 33 4 -10
17-21 August 2000 20 46 27 7 -7
21-26 September 2000 19 41 36 5 -17
19-23 October 2000 18 42 31 9 -13
23-28 November 2000 22 43 28 7 -6
7-12 December 2000 22 44 28 6 -6

 

 

2001 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
18-22 January 2001 20 45 29 6 -9
15-20 February 2001 23 46 25 6 -2
22-27 March 2001 15 35 44 6 -29
19-24 April 2001 18 37 40 5 -22
24-30 May 2001 20 47 24 9 -4
General Election June 7 2001
21-26 June 2001 21 47 25 7 -4
19-23 July 2001 18 45 33 5 -15
23-28 August 2001 12 39 43 6 -31
20-25 September 2001 8 22 64 6 -56
18-22 October 2001 11 30 54 5 -43
22-27 November 2001 14 37 43 5 -29
There was no MORI Political Monitor in December

 

 

2002 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
24-28 January 2002 17 42 37 6 -20
21-26 February 2002 18 38 39 4 -21
21-26 March 2002 18 38 39 5 -21
18-22 April 2002 24 41 29 6 -5
23-28 May 2002 15 44 37 4 -22
20-24 June 2002 15 47 32 6 -17
18-22 July 2002 15 38 42 5 -27
22-28 August 2002 15 42 38 6 -23
19-24 September 2002 14 42 37 6 -23
17-21 October 2002 15 40 39 5 -23
14-19 November 2002 11 41 43 5 -32
12-17 December 2002 10 36 50 4 -40

 

 

2003 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
23-27 January 2003 8 30 54 7 -46
20-25 February 2003 8 28 58 6 -50
20-24 March 2003 12 29 51 8 -39
24-28 April 2003 19 38 37 7 -18
22-28 May 2003 14 42 38 6 -24
19-24 June 2003 17 40 37 6 -20
17-22 July 2003 15 42 37 6 -22
28 August - 2 September 2003 13 40 39 8 -26
11-16 September 2003 14 43 37 7 -23
23-28 October 2003 13 43 38 6 -25
20-25 November 2003 14 39 41 6 -27
11-17 December 2003 16 42 36 6 -20

 

 

2004 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
15-20 January 2004 16 41 37 6 -21
12-16 February 2004 17 42 35 6 -18
11-16 March 2004 16 40 38 6 -22
15-19 April 2004 15 47 33 5 -18
27 May - 1 June 2004 14 41 39 6 -25
24-29 June 2004 13 46 35 7 -22
22-27 July 2004 17 44 33 6 -16
12-16 August 2004 13 43 40 5 -27
10-14 September 2004 14 46 36 5 -22
21-27 October 2004 12 45 38 5 -26
4-8 November 2004 14 44 37 4 -23
2-6 December 2004 13 47 35 5 -22

 

 

2005 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
20-24 January 2005 12 53 31 5 -19
17-21 February 2005 17 50 28 5 -11
17-22 March 2005 15 48 30 6 -15
21-25 April 2005 17 46 28 10 -11
General election 5 May 2005
19-23 May 2005 16 43 36 5 -20
16-20 June 2005 16 48 30 6 -14
14-18 July 2005 14 47 32 6 -18
11-15 August 2005 12 45 37 6 -25
22-26 September 2005 9 43 44 4 -35
20-25 October 2005 9 44 41 6 -32
17-22 November 2005 12 44 39 5 -27

 

 

2006 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
19-23 January 2006 13 46 36 5 -23
16-20 February 2006 11 45 39 5 -28
16-21 March 2006 13 44 39 4 -26
27 April - 2 May 2006 11 42 41 6 -30
25-30 May 2006 11 43 43 3 -32
22-26 June 2006 10 50 35 5 -25
20-24 July 2006 10 42 43 5 -33
31 August - 6 September 2006 11 41 42 6 -31
12-16 October 2006 12 47 35 6 -23
9-14 November 2006 10 41 43 6 -33
7-12 December 2006 12 44 39 5 -27

 

 

2007 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
19-29 January 2007 8 37 47 7 -39
19-25 April 2007 10 43 41 6 -31
17-22 May 2007 14 48 34 5 -20
14-20 June 2007 14 45 34 8 -20
12-17 July 2007 16 41 37 6 -21
23-29 August 2007 12 43 37 8 -25
20-26 September 2007 12 35 45 7 -33
18-23 October 2007 11 36 48 5 -39
29 November - 7 December 2007 9 31 55 5 -46

 

 

2008 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
17-23 January 2008 9 27 60 5 -51
21-26 February 2008 7 33 54 5 -47
13-18 March 2008 7 22 67 4 -60
17-22 April 2008 9 19 66 5 -57
15-20 May 2008 7 22 67 3 -60
13-15 June 2008 12 16 69 2 -57
18-20 July 2008 11 12 75 2 -64
15-17 August 2008 13 14 72 1 -59
12-14 September 2008 12 16 70 1 -58
17-19 October 2008 24 16 59 1 -35
14-16 November 2008 17 13 68 2 -51
12-14 December 2008 18 14 66 3 -48

 

 

2009 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
16-18 January 2009 20 18 60 2 -40
13-15 February 2009 20 17 60 2 -40
13-15 March 2009 23 23 52 1 -29
17-19 April 2009 35 25 37 3 -2
29-31 May 2009 33 29 35 3 -2
19-21 June 2009 41 27 30 2 +11
17-19 July 2009 34 24 40 1 -6
21-23 August 2009 43 26 27 3 +16
25-27 September 2009 43 28 27 2 +16
16-18 October 2009 44 31 23 2 +21
13-15 November 2009 46 28 23 3 +23
11-13 December 2009 32 29 36 3 -4

 

 

2010 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
26-28 January 2010 44 28 24 3 +20
19-22 February 2010 37 29 31 2 +6
19-22 March 2010 36 32 29 3 +7
18-19 April 2010 41 30 26 4 +15
12-13 May 2010 41 22 31 6 +10
18-20 June 2010 35 23 40 3 -5
23-25 July 2010 37 24 34 4 +2
10-12 Sept 2010 28 22 48 2 -20
15-17 Oct 2010 27 22 48 4 -21
12-14 Nov 2010 28 21 48 3 -20
10-12 Dec 2010 29 26 41 4 -12

 

 

2011 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
21-24 January 2011 24 20  53   3   -29 
18-20 February 2011 19 23 56 2 -37
11-13 March 2011 23 23 51 3 -28
15-17 April 2011 31 24 42 3 -11
20-24 May 2011 29 27 42 2 -13
17-19 June 2011 23 28 46 3 -23
16-18 July 2011 22 27 48 3 -26
20-22 August 2011  19 26 52 3 -33
10-12 September 2011 20 25 52 4 -32
22-24 October 2011 16 25 57 3 -41
19-21 November 2011 15 25 58 2 -43
10-12 December 2011 12 25 60 2 -48

 

 

2012 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
21-23 January 2012 16 29 51 3 -35
25-27 February 2012 24 28 46 2 -22
17-19 March 2012 29 25 43 2 -14
21-23 April 2012 24 32 42 2  -18
12-14 May 2012 21 32 44 3 -23
9-11 June 2012  18 29  50  -32 
14-16 July 2012 16 33  48  -32 
11-13 August 2012 16 40 43  -27 
15-17 September 2012 26 36 35  -9 
20-24 October 2012  25 33 39 -14
10-13 November 2012  29 34 35 2 -6
8 - 10 December 2012    19 33  46  -27 

 

 

2013 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
12-14 January 2013 21 33 43 3 -22
9-11 February 2013 22 30 44  -22 
 9-11 March 2013 18  31   48   -30
 13-15 April 2013  22 35  41  -19 
 11-13 May 2013 30  37  31  -1 
 8-10 June 2013 31  35  31 
 13-15 July 2013  35 30  30  +5 
 10-12 August 2013 44  29  24   +20
 7-9 September 2013  46 28  23  +23 
 12-15 October 2013  42  28 27  +15 
 9-11 November 2013 42  27  27  +15 
 7-9 December 2013 44 27  26  +18 

 

 

2014 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
11-14 January 2014 45 26 26 3 +19
1-3 February 2014 50 23 24  +26 
 8-12 March 2014 48  24  25   +23
 5-7 April 2014  49 25  24  +25 
 10-12 May 2014 53  25  18  +35 
 14-17 June 2014 50  25  21  +29 
 12-15 July 2014  46 29  21  +25 
 9-11 August 2014 51  26  19   +32
 6-9 September 2014  45 29  21  +24 
 11-14 October 2014  37  31 25  +12 
 8-10 November 2014 42  30  23  +19 
 13-15 December 2014 35 30  30  +5 

 

2015 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
11-13 January 2015 38 30 26 6 +12
10-12 February 2015 37 30 26 7 +11
8-11 March 2015  41 33 20 7 +21
 12-15 April 2015  42  27 21 11 +21
 26-29 April 2015 43  27 17  14   +26
 14-16 June 2015  42 28 26 4 +16
18-20 July 2015 42 26 28 4 +14
19-22 September 2015  35  28  34  +1 
17-19 October 2015  32  27  38  -6 
14-17 November 2015  31  25  40  -9 
12-14 December 2015  34  28  35  -1 

 

2016 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
23-25 January 2016 26 31 39 4 -13
13-16 February 2016 25 26 44 5 -19
19-22 March 2016 23 32 40 5 -17
 16-18 April 2016 25 31 33 10 -8
 14 - 16 May 2016 18 31 38 12 -20
 11 - 14 June 2016  19 31 29 21 -10
 9 - 11 July 2016  23 16  57  4  -34
13 - 15 August 2016 28 22 43 6 -15
 10 - 14 September 2016  36 24 37 3 -1
14 - 17 October 2016  24 17 53 5 -29
11 - 14 November 2016 26 23 47 5 -21
10 - 12 December 2016  24  21 51 5 -27

 

2017 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
13-16 January 2017 27 21 47 4 -20
10 - 14 February 2017 28 24 44 4 -16
10 - 14 March 2017  22 24  50  -28 
21 - 25 April 2017 28 24 40 8 -12
15 - 17 May 2017 27 23 43 8 -16
14 - 18 July 2017 14 28 54 4 -40
15-18 September 2017 21 23 52 4 -31
27  October- 1 November 2017 19 24 51 6 -32
24 - 28 November 2017 15 24 58 3 -43
           
2018 Improve Stay the same Get worse Don't know EOI
  % % % % %
19-23 January 2018 20 24 52 4 -32
2-7 March 2018 22 22 54 3 -32
20-24 April 2018 23 28 46 3 -23
18-22 May 2018 23 27 46 5 -23
22-27 June 2018 19 23 54 4 -35
20-24 July 2018 17 23 54 6 -37
14-18 September 2018 15 19 59 7 -44

 

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