Gallup reached its findings by surveying 14,000 Americans rating the economy at best +100 and at worst -100. The assessment is based on Americans' views of the current economy and their belief about whether the economy will get better or worse.
Confidence in the economy stood at -12 in July, down from -8 in June. Confidence was the highest it's ever been (since Gallup started tracking it in 2008) in May, with the confidence index coming in at a cool -7.
Sadly, that means that Americans haven't been positively confident about the economy at any time since 2008.