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=Index of Current Conditions VAICE=Index of Consumer Expectations VAICS=Index of Consumer Sentiment
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.
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.
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.
May 28, 2014
Tidewater is optimistic with steady sentiment across the state. A brutal winter has turned to spring, bringing renewed economic vigor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.