Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy remained steady in the immediate days following the United Kingdom's decision to exit the European Union, according to Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index.

The index was -16 in three-day rolling averages recorded before and after the referendum, suggesting that Americans are taking a wait-and-see approach before assessing the vote's effect on the U.S. economy, or that Americans are simply unconcerned with matters across the Atlantic.

Americans' confidence has been consistently negative for well over a year in the U.S. economy. While the weekly averages in 2016 have fallen short of the positive ones recorded in late 2014 and early 2015, they are still well above many of the dismally low figures registered in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

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