Consumers’ Positive Opinion of Banks Reaches Post-Crisis High

More Americans view banks more positively than negatively, according to new data from Gallup. A net 13 percent view the industry positively, up from 2 percent in 2016, but still well below the 30-40 percent highs in 2006 and 2007. The survey showed an average positive rating of 23 percent across 24 industries.

Positive opinion of the banking industry increased significantly among middle-income Americans over the past several years, increasing from negative 4 percent in 2014-2015 to 20 percent in 2016-2017.