Probability-design random sample.. straight out of hitchhikers guide to the galaxy.. I wonder how many they really call to manipulate the number.. pretty sure they didn't call anybody in Detroit.
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Increased Marginally in July
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® increased marginally in July, following a modest decline in June. The Index now stands at 127.4 (1985=100), up from 127.1 in June. The Present Situation Index improved from 161.7 to 165.9, while the Expectations Index declined from 104.0 last month to 101.7 this month. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey®, based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and analytics around what consumers buy and watch. The cutoff date for the preliminary results was July 19. "Consumer ... (full story)