Washington Post-ABC News Consumer Comfort Index -- April 7, 2006

The Post-ABC Consumer Comfort Index is a rolling average based on telephone interviews with 1,000 randomly selected adults over the previous four-week period. The latest index is based on interviews through April 7, 2006.

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04/07/07            This  Last  4 Wks 3 Mo. 1 Yr. 12 Mo 12 Mo 12 Mo
                    Week  Week   Ago   Ago   Ago  High   Low   Avg
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Group
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GENERAL POPULATION:
Overall Index          -7    -5     2    -5    -9     2   -19    -8
 State of Economy     -14   -12    -6   -12   -20    -4   -34   -18
 Personal Finances     14    18    28    22    20    30    10    20
 Buying Climate       -22   -20   -16   -26   -26   -12   -36   -25
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                           OVERALL INDEX BY DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS
Sex:                
   Men                  0     4    11     5     4    17   -12     3
   Women              -14   -12    -7   -13   -19    -3   -32   -17
Age:                 
   18 - 34              1    -2    -1   -13   -10     6   -24    -4
   35 - 44            -14    -3    -3     8     3    11   -23    -7
   45 - 54            -20   -14    -3    -7   -16     2   -30   -14
   55 - 64             -1     9    22    -8     0    22   -25    -6
   65+                 -6   -10     1    -1   -18     8   -31    -9
Income:                 
   Under $15K         -35   -35   -34   -50   -60   -21   -72   -49
   $15K To $24.9K     -18   -20   -43   -45   -31   -15   -62   -40
   $25K To $39.9K     -41   -28   -18   -24   -24     0   -41   -18
   $40K To $49.9K     -26   -32    -5   -19     0    15   -41   -12
   Over $50K           22    22    30    29    15    35     6    20
   $50K To $74.9K       4     7    29    13     5    29   -20     5
   $75K To $99.9K      12    16    20    32    14    44     7    21
   Over $100K          47    42    37    46    31    56    25    37
Region:                
   Northeast          -14    -9    11   -17   -22    11   -30   -13
   Midwest            -21   -23    -8    -2   -11     0   -33   -15
   South                2     7     0    -3    -4    16   -19    -5
   West                -4     0     6     0    -1    23   -13     1
Race:                	
   White               -6    -2     5    -2    -2    10   -12    -3
   Black              -16   -14   -20   -25   -52   -11   -57   -37
Politics:                  
   Republican          21    20    36    39    36    45    12    30
   Democrat           -31   -22   -20   -27   -29   -13   -46   -28
   Independent         -8    -7    -1   -15   -23     1   -25   -15
Education:                  
   < High School      -23   -32   -26   -27   -23   -18   -60   -36
   High Sch. Grad.    -23   -21    -3   -21   -17     0   -30   -16
   College +           10    16    13    14     3    18    -9     7
Home:                     
   Own                 -1     6     9     5    -1    10   -12     0
   Rent               -26   -28   -17   -36   -29   -15   -44   -27
Marital Status:                  
   Single             -10   -10    -9   -22   -22     1   -32   -14
   Married              1     5    17    13     6    17    -9     4
   Sep/Wid/Div        -32   -27   -23   -35   -28   -19   -45   -31
Employ. Status:               
   Full-Time            2     6    13     9     2    15   -12     2
   Part-Time          -13   -11    -7   -16   -11    13   -29    -9
   Not Employed       -18   -16   -12   -16   -21   -11   -43   -23





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