The synthetic index of "Moral decision-makers" is the average of the indices collected on each of the recurring questions of the barometer of the decision-Makers "Viavoice-HEC Paris-The Figaro-BFM Business". The questions, always the same, number 5: do you think that within a year, the level of life in France overall will it improve or degrade? The number of unemployed will diminish it or increase it? Your financial situation will it improve or degrade? Your employees are they currently motivated or not motivated? the opportunities to advance your career are important, or weak? For each question, the index is the difference in the percentage of positive responses and negative responses.see also : For all the economists, the worst is ahead of us...
This index is measured since February 2004 and thus offers a good indication of the variations in the time depending on the events that occur: stall (from -9 to -20) in the spring of 2006 at the time of the manifestations anti-CPE ; passing a positive (-12 to +1) after the election of Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007 (the only time in 15 years that the index showed in green) ; the fall (-24 to -42) in September 2008 after the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers ; the plunge (from -25 to -55) in August 2011 at the time of the debt crisis in the euro zone ; the rebound (from -48 to -38 in December 2013 with the announcement of the pact of responsibility ; the hope (from -21 to -9) in the spring of 2017 and the election of Emmanuel Macron.
-12 last year in September, it had recovered to its level of may 2018, after falling to -29 in the beginning of the year 2019 in the midst of a crisis of the "yellow vests" and be moved up to -11 and -15 during the previous two waves in June and July. At the end of November, it got down to -19, and then -22 in January because of the conflict on pensions. Crisis of the coronavirus oblige, he has plunged to -41 at the end of march and now stands at -43, the lowest since six years.
Now, Viavoice, and HEC Paris will present their analysis on the subject every two months, each publication in The Figaro of the "Barometer of the decision-Makers". This new wave - the number 15 - was conducted from may 14 to 18, with a sample of 400 decision-makers, to be representative (according to the method of quotas applied to the criteria of sex, age, public sector or private sector) of the population of executives residing in metropolitan France.