While the latest Zions Bank Consumer Attitude Index report shows that Utahns are feeling better about the economy than at any time since the survey began in 2011, there are still a number of areas of pessimism.
The survey, conducted by the Cicero Group and Dan Jones & Associates, showed that the attitude index increased 4.3 points to 92.6 from August through September. Zions Bank says a reading of more than 90 percent is historically consistent with a healthy economy.
By comparison, a similar national Consumer Confidence Index report decreased 2.1 points in the last month to 79.7 percent.
Other results showed that Utah business conditions were rated as good by 37 percent, a decrease of 1 percent since August. The group that said jobs were plentiful increased by two points to 22 percent while 26 percent said there would be more jobs, an increase of two points. Twenty-seven percent think business conditions will be better in the six months, a drop of one point, while 26 percent of Utahns surveyed said they expect their income to increase, an uptick of two points.