Each month Technometrica's monthly survey of Americans produces a few key metrics. We launched the tracking study in February 2001, and it is in its twentieth year now. Thanks to the sponsorship of Investor's Business Daily, our media partner, without which we would not have been able to amass this data.
The objective of this article is twofold. The first is to deliver on the story's headline, and the second, to introduce seven indexes that TIPP publishes each month to measure various country facets.
- Direction of the country index
- Economic optimism index
- Presidential leadership index
- Standing in the world
- Quality of life index
- Morals and ethics index
- National outlook index
Each index ranges from 0 to 100. An index of 50 or above is positive, below 50 is negative, and 50 is neutral.