Consumer confidence is down, following the invasion of Ukraine and rising costs of living.

This wave of the B&A Consumer Confidence Barometer was conducted from the 17th-28th of February.

Despite most Covid restrictions coming to an end and a stable pandemic situation, consumer confidence is down significantly from January to February. This is driven by concerns about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine but also higher costs of living. Consumer confidence is now at -33, down from -3 in January and back in line with covid averages.

Survey results are based on a sample of 1,020 adults aged 16+, quota controlled in terms of age, gender, socio-economic class, and region to reflect the profile of the adult population of the Republic of Ireland. All interviewing on this wave was conducted via B&A’s online barometer from the 17th-28th February.

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