Washington Post-ABC News Consumer Comfort Index -- May 21, 2007

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 May 21, 2007.

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05/21/07            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          -9    -7    -7     1   -19     2   -19    -7
 State of Economy     -20   -18   -14    -4   -34    -4   -34   -17
 Personal Finances     24    28    22    28    12    30    10    21
 Buying Climate       -30   -30   -28   -20   -36   -12   -36   -25
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                           OVERALL INDEX BY DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS
Sex:                
   Men                  2     8     7     7   -12    17   -12     4
   Women              -19   -20   -20    -3   -27    -3   -32   -17
Age:                 
   18 - 34             -4    -5    -2     3   -13     6   -24    -4
   35 - 44            -10    -6    -3    -2   -21    11   -23    -7
   45 - 54            -21   -12    -9   -10   -23     2   -30   -12
   55 - 64            -10    -5    -9    10   -14    22   -25    -6
   65+                 -2    -6    -17    8   -31     8   -31    -8
Income:                 
   Under $15K         -52   -46    -49  -45   -72   -21   -72   -48
   $15K To $24.9K     -35   -41    -29  -28   -56   -15   -62   -38
   $25K To $39.9K     -19   -27    -40  -14   -37     0   -41   -19
   $40K To $49.9K       1    -1    -12   11   -39    15   -41   -12
   Over $50K           10    14     24   26    18    35     6    20
   $50K To $74.9K      -3     5     13   14     8    29   -20     5
   $75K To $99.9K       8     4     10   22    21    44     4    20
   Over $100K          26    31     48   47    28    56    25    38
Region:                
   Northeast          -28   -24    -12   -3   -21    11   -30   -13
   Midwest             -4     2     -8   -9   -29     2   -33   -13
   South               -8    -7      0   16   -16    16   -19    -4
   West                 1    -2    -11   -7   -13    23   -13     1
Race:                	
   White               -5    -2     -1    7   -11    10   -12    -2
   Black              -30   -43    -36  -27   -57   -11   -57   -36
Politics:                  
   Republican          28    36     38   30    24    45    12    31
   Democrat           -23   -26    -33  -13   -46   -13   -46   -27
   Independent        -22   -21    -15   -4   -23     1   -25   -15
Education:                  
   < High School      -36   -25    -15  -28   -60   -13   -60   -35
   High Sch. Grad.    -16   -17    -17    0   -27     0   -30   -16
   College +            5     6      4   11    -1    18    -9     8
Home:                      
   Own                 -8    -3      0    8   -10    10   -12     0
   Rent               -12   -18    -31  -20   -42   -12   -44   -26
Marital Status:                  
   Single              -9    -8    -13  -11   -26     1   -32   -13
   Married             -4    -1      6   17    -9    17    -9     4
   Sep/Wid/Div        -24   -23    -33  -22   -36   -19   -45   -29
Employ. Status:               
   Full-Time           -1     1      7   12    -8    15   -12     3
   Part-Time          -15    -7    -12    4   -28    13   -29    -9
   Not Employed       -16   -18    -25  -14   -34   -11   -43   -23


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