The RBC U.S. Consumer Outlook Index is a monthly national survey of consumer attitudes on the current and future outlook on the national and local economy, personal finance situations, savings and confidence to make large investments. The survey questionnaire and findings represent the most robust consumer outlook index in the world.
Unlike other indices which take a retrospective approach, RBC’s monthly index offers market participants the most up-to-date and detailed projections of the attitudes and behaviors of U.S. consumers. With 36 questions, more than double the number of other indices, the RBC Consumer Outlook Index is unmatched in terms of depth, providing a rich trove of data for a better understanding of what consumers are thinking now.
The RBC Consumer Outlook Index, which also includes quarterly breakouts by geographic region of the U.S., is a real time barometer of consumer perceptions, publishing results within 36 hours of coming from the field.