Slight improvement in consumer confidence but strong concerns about rising prices remain

This wave of the B&A Consumer Confidence Barometer was conducted from the 14th – 24th of May 2022.

Following a sharp decline in consumer confidence caused by the war in Ukraine and rising prices, consumer confidence is up slightly from -62 in April to -57 in May.

However, 2 in 3 still believe the country will be worse off in the coming year, with just 1 in 10 believing that we will be better off.

Survey results are based on a sample of 1,002 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 Acumen online barometer.


For more details and the full report or more information, please contact Jimmy Larsen and Pooja Sankhe: and