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Calling Iowa significantly above the national average, the Gallup organization ranked the state in the top ten on its Index of Economic Confidence.

The assessment is based on Gallup Daily Tracking interviews with more than 170,000 adults nationwide and at least 500 in each state.

The Gallup Economic Confidence Index is a composite of Americans’ ratings of current U.S. economic conditions and their perceptions of the economy’s direction.

The index has a theoretical maximum of +100 if everyone asked said the economy was “excellent” or “good” and getting better, or -100 if everyone said the economy was “poor” and getting worse.

Iowa rated a –9. It tied with Nebraska and Maryland in 6th place in the results.  The District of Columbia topped the list with the only non-negative index score, a 19.

You can read the complete results here.