In February, the economic confidence index averaged plus 8, three points below January's record-setting score. One-third of U.S. adults described economic conditions as "excellent" or "good," while 20 percent rated them as "poor." This resulted in the current conditions score of plus 13 for the month -- a three-point increase from January's score and a nine-year high for this component. However, opinions about the future trajectory of the economy, however, soured last month. Less than half of U.S. adults (48 percent) said economic conditions were "getting better," while nearly as many (45 percent) said they were getting worse -- yielding a score of plus 3 for the economic outlook component. In January, the economic outlook component averaged percent 11.