More Economic Optimism

PricewaterhouseCooper's quarterly PwC Manufacturing Barometer survey is out, and here's one of the findings: When asked, "Which best describes your view of the U.S. economy this quarter?"

In second-quarter 2013, 72% of U.S. industrial manufacturers surveyed believed the U.S. economy was growing, up 10 percentage points from the prior quarter’s 62%. Two percent believed it was declining, and 26% saw no change from first-quarter 2013.

This is continued improvemnt from Q2 2012 when 57% saw growth; 5% reported decline, and 38% reported no change.

Find the report here.