Americans’ confidence in their finances has edged up since June, according to a new survey.
Country Financial, Bloomington, Ill., published this finding in its August 2012 release of the Country Financial Security Index. The company recorded an index score of 65.9 in August, 0.8 points higher than in June 2012.
Though a smaller percentage of people this month indicate their level of financial security is “excellent” (7.6% versus 9.0% in June), more respondents in August note that their financial security is “good” (32.2% versus 30.4% in June) or fair (41.2% versus 38.2%).
Also, fewer people in August say their financial security is poor (17.3% versus 20.8%).