Gallup: Consumers Continue to View Banking Sector Favorably

Fifty percent of recent respondents in a recent Gallup poll rated the banking industry favorably, the highest figure since 2007 and double the share recorded at the 2012 low point, according to data released this week. Out of 25 industries, banking ranked 10th, with a net positive rating of 25%, just behind the automobile industry, retail industry and real estate industry, and ahead of electric and gas utilities, the sports industry and the airline industry.

The restaurant industry was the most favored industry among consumers, with a net positive rating of 58%. The federal government and pharmaceutical industry ranked lowest, with net favorable ratings of -27% and -31%, respectively.