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Economic Outlook: Asia-Pacific Countries Lead the Global Consumer Recovery
As the global economic recovery continues, consumers in Asia-Pacific countries are closest to regaining their confidence, while consumers across the Americas remain a long way off, Morning Consult economist John Leer writes.
Analysis: How Much Will the $1,400 Stimulus Check Help Financially Vulnerable Americans?
Using household survey data, Morning Consult economist John Leer finds that targeted $1,400 stimulus checks issued on March 1 would limit financial hardship for over 20 million adults through July
To See What’s Next For Consumer Spending, Take a Closer Look at High-Income Consumers’ Confidence
The Morning Consult Current Buying Conditions Index among high-income consumers signals that retail sales are recovering after two straight months of contraction, Morning Consult economist John Leer writes
Analysis: U.S. Consumers Are Increasingly Geographically Divided in Terms of Assessing the Economy
Morning Consult’s John Leer finds state-level consumer sentiment data reflects widening geographic divisions in how people view the economy
Analysis: Political Developments, New Stimulus Drive Consumer Confidence Higher in January
Improvements in consumers’ outlook bode well for Q1 spending
Analysis: The State of Americans’ Finances as Biden Begins His Presidency
As the Biden administration prepares to take office, new data shows financial weaknesses are concentrated among low-income Americans, highlighting the need for a targeted economic policy response to the ongoing recession, Morning Consult’s John Leer writes
Analysis: How Do Consumers Plan to Spend Their Stimulus Checks? Paying Expenses, Growing Savings
Most of the stimulus payments will not go toward consumption, survey shows, and that’s OK
Analysis: The Four Phases of the 2021 U.S. Economy
Morning Consult’s John Leer lays out the timeline for the post-vaccine U.S. recovery
Analysis: Assessing the True Strength of U.S. Consumers’ Finances
Personal income and savings rates are holding steady, according to BEA data, but longitudinal survey research data provides insight into growing weaknesses, writes Morning Consult’s John Leer.
Falling Consumer Confidence in Europe Presages a Grim Holiday Season for Retailers
Sales could be salvaged if lockdowns in Europe halt the spread of the coronavirus, which will in turn support consumer confidence, writes Morning Consult’s John Leer