The Consumer Confidence Index (or C.o.n.s.u.m.e.r. C.o.n.f.i.d.e.n.c.e. I.n.d.e.x.) is a highly complex mathematical model that surveys how well our economy isn't ran into the ground. These people are clearly in the pockets of big opinion and only do what suits their mood that particular day. Its as if they're judging the situation now by what will happen in the future.