ArchiveSalt Lake City in Top-15 Cities for Economic ConfidenceBryan Schott·March 24, 2015· Share Salt Lake City residents generally feel pretty good about the economy according to the latest Gallup survey of economic confidence. The Economic Confidence Index finds 46% of Salt Lake City residents feel the economy is getting better while 49% say it's getting worse. That puts the city #12 in the latest set of rankings. Even though Salt Lake City's net economic confidence rating is a -3, the city has jumped 8 spots from the 2012-2013 rankings. The average score for the top-50 metro areas was a -10. Overall, economic confidence in the entire United States is a -15. The cities with the lowest scores were Birmingham, Alabama, Memphis, Tennessee, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Providence, Rhode Island.