NPD U.S. Economic Perception Indicator

The May 2011 NPD U.S. Economic Perception Indicator, a measure of consumer confidence, is up slightly to an index reading of 40.0. That's up slightly from 39.8 in April, showing consumers are slightly more concerned about the U.S. economy than a month ago, but the index is down from 40.6 in May.

The NPD Group's U.S. Economic Perception Indicator measures consumer beliefs about the current and near-term state of the U.S. economy, on a scale of 0 -- "very concerned" -- to 100 -- "very confident." 

 
Source: The NPD Group Inc./The Economy Tracker, May 2011