Ipsos-Forbes Advisor U.S. Consumer Confidence Tracker

Consumer outlook during the time of the coronavirus pandemic

The author(s)

  • Nicolas Boyon Senior Vice President, US, Public Affairs
  • Kate Silverstein Media Relations Specialist
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Washington, DC, July 30, 2021 — The Ipsos-Forbes Advisor U.S. Consumer Confidence Tracker captures changing economic sentiment from March 2020 to today. Updated weekly, the tracker provides insights into the evolution of consumer confidence and related economic indicators over the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sub-index definitions

Current: Financial situation; local economy; purchasing, employment and investment confidence

Expectations: Outlook about personal financial situation, community economy and employment

Investment: Purchasing and investment confidence, personal financial situation and outlook

Jobs: Job security confidence, job loss experience and employment outlook


Learn more about the Ipsos Global Consumer Confidence Index and sub-indices via the interactive portal, Ipsos Consolidated Economic Indicators (IpsosGlobalIndicators.com) including graphic comparisons, trended data and all the questions on which they are based.


For current and past week’s findings, visit:

July 30, 2021

U.S consumer confidence regains last week's losses
Volatile sentiment reflects ongoing uncertainty about the recovery


July 23, 2021

Dip in U.S. consumer confidence accelerates
Optimism around a prompt economic recovery softens


July 16, 2021

Slight slip in U.S. consumer confidence continues
But sentiment still holds above pandemic average


July 1, 2021

U.S. consumer confidence close to pandemic high ahead of Independence Day
Current and Expectations sub-indices dip very slightly from last week


June 25, 2021

U.S. consumer confidence returns to pandemic high
Strong growth seen across each sub-index


June 18, 2021

U.S. consumer confidence slips from last week's pandemic high
All sub-indices pull back


June 10, 2021
U.S. consumer confidence builds on pandemic high
Gains in Current and Investment sub-indices fuel growth


June 3, 2021
U.S. consumer confidence hits new record pandemic high
Gains in Jobs and Expectations sub-index fuel growth


May 27, 2021
U.S. consumer confidence holds steady
Jobs sub-index is the only one still below pre-pandemic reading


May 20, 2021
U.S. consumer confidence wavers
Decline in the Jobs and Expectations sub-indices from last week leads to more muted sentiment overall


May 14, 2021
U.S. consumer confidence holds steady
All indices remain level as expectations stand close to historical record


May 6, 2021
Despite slip, U.S. consumer confidence holds at pre-lockdown level
Falling sentiment in the Current and Investment sub-indices drive decline


April 29, 2021
U.S. consumer confidence reaches new heights
Expectations rise further, driving improvement in overall sentiment


April 29, 2021
U.S. consumer confidence reaches new heights
Expectations rise further, driving improvement in overall sentiment


May 14, 2021
U.S. consumer confidence holds steady
All indices remain level as expectations stand close to historical record


April 16, 2021
Consumer confidence recedes from pandemic highs
Sentiment cools down after weeks of continuous growth


April 8, 2021
Expectations reach highest point of 19-year tracker
U.S. consumer confidence passes pre-pandemic levels


April 1, 2021
Sentiment is nearly where it was before the March 2020 lockdowns
Consumer confidence reaches pre-pandemic levels


March 25, 2021
Sentiment remains at pandemic high, statistically unchanged from last week
U.S. consumer confidence stabilizing


March 18, 2021
Sentiment rallies to new pandemic high for fourth week in a row
Consumer confidence heads towards pre-pandemic levels


March 11, 2021
Sentiment rallies for fourth-straight week, driven by increased optimism about jobs
U.S. consumer confidence reaches new pandemic high


March 4, 2021
Sentiment shows forward momentum for the third-straight week
Consumer confidence hits new pandemic high


February 25, 2021
Expectations lift higher
U.S. consumer confidence has recovered more than half of its pandemic loss


February 18, 2021
Jobs confidence increases as fewer doubt a prompt recovery once COVID-control restrictions are relaxed
U.S. consumer sentiment gains strength


February 11, 2021
Current and investment sub-indices see the most growth
Consumer confidence plateaus


February 4, 2021
Gains in consumer sentiment driven by resurgence in jobs confidence
Consumer confidence ticks slightly upward


January 21, 2021
Nearly half of Americans expect new stimulus to have a major impact on their finances
Steep decline in consumer confidence on eve of Biden’s inauguration


January 14, 2021
Overall uptick in optimism belies a growing disparity among income groups
Consumer confidence still increasing despite U.S. Capitol riot and surge in jobless claims


January 8, 2021
Purchasing confidence rebounds as federal coronavirus relief plan materializes
U.S. consumer sentiment rallies


December 17, 2020
Four in ten Americans believe their financial status will improve as the vaccine is administered
U.S. consumer sentiment holds steady


December 10, 2020
All indices still remain lower than they were in the week before the election
U.S. consumer sentiment rally reverses past week’s loss


December 4, 2020
With no stimulus plan in sight, national outlook is gloomy
U.S. consumer sentiment stagnant or falling


November 19, 2020
Half of Americans plan to rein in holiday spending this year
U.S. consumer sentiment falls as coronavirus cases surge


For more information on this news release, please contact:

Nicolas Boyon
Senior Vice President, U.S., Public Affairs
+1 646 309 4879
[email protected]

Kate Silverstein
Media Relations Specialist, U.S., Public Affairs
+1 718 755 8829
[email protected]

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The author(s)

  • Nicolas Boyon Senior Vice President, US, Public Affairs
  • Kate Silverstein Media Relations Specialist

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