Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers
Understand consumer attitudes and expectations about the US economy. The monthly Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers gauge how consumers feel the economic environment will change. The survey's Index of Consumer Expectations is an official component of the US Index of Leading Economic Indicators.
With Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers, you can:
- Get up-to-date information on consumer attitudes – survey results are released twice each month at 10.00am Eastern Time: preliminary estimates usually on the second Friday of each month, and final results on the fourth Friday.
- Access exclusive conference calls – scheduled at 10.00 am Eastern Time on each release date, these calls provide extra insight.
- Explore attitudes in detail – with monthly in-depth reports of changes in consumer confidence, the factors that prompted the changes, and the implications for future developments in consumer spending and saving.
Why choose Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers?
- Exclusive distribution from Thomson Reuters: Effective January 1, 2007, Reuters has the exclusive right to distribute the headline survey index numbers through its news and media services. And our customers enjoy a more in-depth view of this important data, with greater transparency and disclosure of the survey results.
- Comprehensive coverage: The monthly Surveys of Consumers includes a comprehensive array of survey measures, with around 50 core questions that cover consumers’ assessments of their personal financial situation, overall economic conditions, and buying attitudes.
- Worldwide adoption: Three dozen other countries in Europe, Asia, North America and South America now regularly monitor consumer sentiment through studies patterned after the Surveys of Consumers.
- Pioneer and pacesetter: The Surveys of Consumers have been conducted by the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan since 1946. The remain the pacesetter in the use of the data for understanding the influence of consumer spending and saving decisions on the course of the national economy.
- Proven accuracy: Data from the Surveys of Consumers have proved to be accurate indicators of the future course of the national economy. The data are widely used by a broad range of business firms, financial institutions, and federal agencies. The Index of Consumer Expectations is an official component of the Index of Leading Economic Indicators, devised by the US Department of Commerce. Each component is selected on its predictive performance, economic significance, and statistical characteristics. No other consumer survey meets these rigorous criteria.
- April 2013: Consumer Confidence Withstands Boston Bombing 65KB
- March 2013: Confidence Continues to Improve 419KB
- February 2013: Confidence Improves Due to Expected Job Gains 419KB
January 2013: Payroll Tax Hike Narrows Gains in Confidence
- December 2012: Politicians to Consumers: Bah Humbug! 384KB
- NOVEMBER 2012: Will the Congressional Grinch Steal Christmas? 386KB
- October 2012: Record Gains in Consumer Confidence 228KB
- SEPTEMBER 2012: Confidence Posts Significant Gain 234KB
- AUGUST 2012: Confidence Posts Slight Gain 236KB
- JULY 2012: Confidence Slips: Slower Job Growth and Higher Food Prices 244KB
- JUNE 2012: Confidence Falls Among Upper Income Households 383KB
- MAY 2012: Gains in Confidence Depend on Job Growth 386KB
- APRIL 2012: Job Slowdown Halts Growth in Overall Confidence 377KB
- MARCH 2012: Job and Income Growth Overwhelm Gas Price Hikes 386KB
- February 2012: Job Growth Maintains Consumer Confidence 380KB
- January 2012: Consumer Confidence Higher Due to Job Gains 381KB
- December 2011: Political Deadlock Hurts Consumer Spending 382KB
- November 2011: Political Deadlock and Consumer Spending 378KB
- October 2011: Record Low Confidence in Economic Policies 382KB
- September 2011: Economic Stagnation Expected by Consumer 371KB
- august 2011: Economic Downturn Expected by Consumers 375KB
- July 2011: Economic Slowdown Expected by Consumers 374KB
- JULY 2011: Falling Prices and Falling Incomes 379KB
- May 2011: Stagant Incomes Growing Concern 177 KB
- April 2011: Rising Prices Seen as Temporary 375 KB
- March 2011: Rising Prices and Slowing Economic Growth 178 KB
- February 2011: Improved Job Prospects Trump Rising Prices 387 KB
- January 2011: Rising Prices Worry Consumers 376 KB
- December 2010: Employment Gains Reported 380 KB
- November 2010: Personal Financial Prospects Remain Dismal 375 KB
- October 2010: Long Term Expectations for Economy Weaken 377 KB
- September 2010: Consumers Expect Very Slow Growth 378 KB
- August 2010: Consumer Expect Very Slow Growth 179 KB
- July 2010: Consumer Confidence Tumbles 177 KB
- June 2010: Consumer Confidence Unchanged 375 KB
For media enquiries on Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers, please contact:
University of Michigan
Institute for Social Research
Tel: +1 734.647.9069