Arkansans as a whole are feeling better about the economy, but not a whole lot better. According to the latest Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey released Tuesday, the index is at 68.1, up from 67.4 in June’s inaugural survey.
While the state’s confidence is up, it still trails the national index of 86.9, as reported by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan.
However, among Arkansans between the ages of 18 and 24 who were surveyed in September and October, the index surged from 54.8 in June to 92.4. Respondents with a college degree also showed confidence, as the index moved from 60.8 to 74.5.
“Just as national consumers expressed more positive attitudes in October than in June, Arkansans also reported feeling a bit better about current economic conditions and the longer... [ MORE ]