Virginia Consumer Sentiment Polls

The Roanoke College Poll began conducting Consumer Sentiment polls in November 2011. The indexes of consumer sentiment in Virginia are shown in the following table.

Virginia Consumer Sentiment Index Values

       VAICC     VAICE      VAICS   
Nov. 2011      64   76   70
Feb. 2012   78   87   83
Nov. 2012   82   79   81
Feb. 2013   76   73   75
May. 2013   84   79   81
Aug. 2013   89   83   85
Nov. 2013   80   74   76
Feb. 2014   84   82   83
May. 2014   84   85   85
Aug. 2014   92   83   86
Nov. 2014   91   83   86
Feb. 2015   95  87   90

VAICC=Index of Current Conditions   VAICE=Index of Consumer Expectations   VAICS=Index of Consumer Sentiment

Va. Real Estate Index: Sentiments rebound from modest dip, concerns in Southwest Virginia

Feb. 23, 2015

Consumer sentiment on the Virginia real estate market remains strong, accelerating after a modest dip at the end of 2014. Sellers appear concerned about the coming year in Southwest Virginia, potentially due to an anticipated surplus of homes from residents who are relocating as a result of Norfolk Southern's closure in Roanoke.

Va. Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectations Report: Sentiment up to record levels across the Commonwealth

Feb. 12, 2015

Consumer sentiment continues to grow in the Commonwealth, hitting its highest levels since the Roanoke College Poll began measuring consumer sentiment in November 2011. 

Va. Real Estate Index: Real estate markets are strong, little change over the year

December 9, 2014

Home buyers and sellers say they are optimistic about the real estate market, largely because of an improving Virginia labor market, rising consumer sentiment and low prices for goods and services.

Virginia Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectations Report: Sentiments remain high heading into the holiday season

November 20, 2014

Consumer sentiment remains strong in the Commonwealth despite a projected budget shortfall, replicating the mood of the country as a whole. 

Virginia Real Estate Index: Little change in real estate perceptions, Northern Virginia remains strong

September 4, 2014

Optimism in the real estate market continues to rise, but with sellers more so than buyers. Sellers are optimistic in Northern Virginia, buyers are optimistic in all other regions.

Virginia Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectations Report: Jump in current conditions fuels sentiment, expectations wane

August 21, 2014

Virginians are more optimistic about the future of the economy than the nation as a whole, according to the latest Roanoke College Poll.

Virginia Real Estate Index: Optimism grows for buyers and sellers

June 24, 2014
The RC Poll shows overall sentiments about the real estate market. About 30 percent of respondents are more optimistic than pessimistic about the market today.

RC Poll: May Va. Consumer Sentiment & Inflation Expectations Report

May 28, 2014
Tidewater is optimistic with steady sentiment across the state. A brutal winter has turned to spring, bringing renewed economic vigor.

RC Poll: Va Real Estate Index. Sellers Optimistic but Market faces Challenges

February 20, 2014
Virginia Real Estate Index: Sentiments on the real estate market have improved since November. Sellers are optimistic in No.Va. and Central Va.

RC Poll: Va Consumer Sentiment & Inflation Expectations

February 17, 2014
Virginians view of the economy seems to be on an upward trend but the Shenandoah Valley region remains stagnant.

Roanoke College Poll: Virginians' opinions of real estate market fall, buyers cautious in Central Virginia

November 26, 2013

Overall, sentiment about the real estate market is up, but some buyers are cautious about the coming year.

Roanoke College Poll: Va Consumer Optimism Grows, Long Term Inflation Expectations Rise

May 22, 2013

The Roanoke College Poll: consumer sentiment is up despite the sequester; Northern Virginia and Tidewater lead with Southside and Shenandoah Valley more cautious.

Roanoke College Poll: Virginia Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectation Report

March 1, 2013

Consumer Sentiment in Virginia retreats while price expectations are on the rise. See all of the latest news from Roanoke College's Institute for Policy & Opinion Research.

Roanoke College Poll: Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectations Report

November 27, 2012

Virginia Consumer Sentiment report shows Virginians not as confident in the economic future. Central Virginia and Shenandoah Valley have positive outlook, while optimism drops sharply in Northern Virginia.

Roanoke College Poll: Consumer Sentiment and Price Expectations in Virginia

February 10, 2012

IPOR surveyed 616 Virginians about their thoughts on their finances, business conditions and their inclination for purchasing durable goods. Overall, Virginians surveyed remain optimistic about the future.

Roanoke College Poll: Consumer Sentiment in Virginia

November 21, 2011

As the holiday spending season approaches, Roanoke College's Institute for Policy and Opinion Research surveyed Virginians about their financial situation. The results suggest that households are optimistic that financial situations and business conditions will improve.