The conference board consumer confidence index until Sep 2012
The transitions of the conference board cosumer cofidence index.
The index has tended to increase at first glance.
In fact index is still worse since 2000.
However, the momentum of the recovery is strong.
It may often be seen in the positive surprise when you look at a short-term perspective.
This index must be viewed from a long-term perspective.
Details from 1967 is here.