The Pew Research Center released a recent survey indicating that nearly six-in-ten people in the United States (58%) say the economic situation is very good or somewhat good. The survey was conducted Feb. 16-March 15, 2017.
According to Pew, this is the most positive assessment of U.S. economic conditions since 2007, and only the second time that half or more of those surveyed have given the economy a thumbs-up.
In comparison, in the spring of 2016, only 44% of the American public described the economy as good. The 2017 results are a 12 percentage point swing in just one year.
Optimism about economic conditions is almost always seen as an ingredient to a positive jobs market.