View the entire report here. With increased attention given to rising student debt levels, the question “Is college worth it?” is being asked more and more. To help answer this question, we examined the impact of both education levels and student debt on individuals’ economic confidence, using the HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI).
According to the Q2 2014 HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI), the quarterly measure of the ESI continues to rise after a strong 2014 first quarter. The ESI two-week rolling average shows that consumer confidence has been marked by stability, holding above its end of July level a year ago. The quarterly report examines confidence by… Continue reading Quarterly Report: Increasing Consumer Confidence Continues In Q2
According to the Q1 2014 Economic Sentiment Report. the quarterly measure of the ESI rose in the first quarter of 2014 after a significant dip in the fourth quarter of 2013. Following this rally, however, the latest two-week ESI rolling average shows consumer confidence fell in April and remains below 2014 highs. The quarterly report examines… Continue reading Quarterly Report: Q1 Gains Concentrated Among The Young