Ada — Results of the first Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey, Arvest Bank’s commissioned poll measuring the economic expectations and outlook of consumers in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, will be publicly released Thursday, July 17.
The survey is designed to mirror the national Thomson/Reuters Michigan Surveys of Consumers, and will contain regional and state-level index numbers that will allow for comparisons to national sentiment.
The results were gathered from 1,200 telephone surveys conducted by the University of Oklahoma’s Public Opinion Learning Laboratory. The data was tabulated by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas, the lead research entity for the survey.
State-level evaluations were made by CBER director Kathy Deck; David Mitchell, director of the Bureau of Economic Research at Missouri State University; and Russell Evans, director of Oklahoma City University’s Steven C. Agee Economic Research & Policy Institute at The Meinders School of Business.
Arvest Bank operates more than 260 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a network of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities with 12-hour weekday banking at most locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an equal housing lender and member FDIC.