The University of Michigan's preliminary April consumer sentiment index reading was 98.0, compared to the final March 96.9 and the preliminary March 97.6, according to market sources.
The expectations index was 86.9, compared to the final March 86.5 and the preliminary March 86.7.
The current conditions index was 115.2, compared to the final March 113.2 and the preliminary March 114.5.
Economists polled by Thomson Reuters had predicted a 96.6 reading for the main index.
The five-year inflation expectation index was 2.4%, compared to 2.4% in March, while the one-year inflation expectation index was 2.5%, compared to 2.5% in March.
The University of Michigan index is not released to the press, but only to paying subscribers.