Washington Post-ABC News Consumer Comfort Index -- July 30, 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 July 30, 2006.

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07/30/06            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         -10   -11    -9   -13   -11    -7   -23   -13
 State of Economy     -22   -24   -22   -26   -18   -16   -40   -25
 Personal Finances     22    20    18    16    18    22     8    16
 Buying Climate       -30   -30   -22   -30   -34   -18   -38   -29
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                           OVERALL INDEX BY DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS
Sex:                
   Men                  6     2    -3    -3     2     7   -14    -2
   Women              -25   -22   -14   -22   -22   -11   -36   -22 
Age:                 
   18 - 34             -4    -8     1    -2    -6     1   -28    -9
   35 - 44            -14    -7   -15   -15   -12     5   -27   -11
   45 - 54            -21   -20    -8   -22   -16    -6   -31   -17
   55 - 64            -10   -19   -19   -11    -7     0   -36   -13
   65+                 -6    -5   -13   -24   -14    -1   -31   -16
Income:                 
   Under $15K         -65   -58   -39   -45   -45   -33   -72   -53
   $15K To $24.9K     -44   -48   -45   -47   -51   -28   -65   -45
   $25K To $39.9K      -7   -11   -17   -23   -14    -7   -44   -26
   $40K To $49.9K      -6    -3   -21    -8   -12    26   -41   -11
   Over $50K           13    12    13    21    16    26     4    16
   $50K To $74.9K      -9   -15    -3    16    -1    17   -15     2
   $75K To $99.9K      22    22    18    19    21    31    -1    17
   Over $100K          29    27    26    28    40    50    18    34
Region:                
   Northeast          -13    -3    -8   -21   -16    -3   -41   -19
   Midwest            -13   -22   -11   -18   -19    -4   -29   -16
   South              -17   -15   -13   -10    -3     2   -27   -13
   West                 6     2    -1    -6   -10     7   -19    -4
Race:                	
   White               -7    -7    -5    -7    -7    -1   -18    -8
   Black              -38   -40   -27   -52   -25   -25   -57   -42
Politics:                  
   Republican          24    25    24    28    24    38     9    26
   Democrat           -34   -30   -27   -40   -40   -27   -46   -36
   Independent        -19   -19   -15   -20   -13   -10   -31   -19
Education:                  
   < High School      -53   -46   -34   -37   -32   -23   -63   -42
   High Sch. Grad.    -14   -18   -14   -23   -25   -13   -35   -22
   College +            4     4     2     0     6    12    -9     2
Home:                     
   Own                 -3    -2    -3    -6    -5     2   -17    -6
   Rent               -29   -34   -28   -30   -24   -20   -49   -33
Marital Status:                  
   Single             -12    -9    -7   -13   -17    -4   -28   -17
   Married              2    -1    -3    -1     2     8   -14    -3
   Sep/Wid/Div        -44   -38   -26   -41   -35   -22   -49   -35
Employ. Status:               
   Full-Time           -5    -4    -1     0    -2     6   -13    -3
   Part-Time          -10    -9    -4   -17   -12    -1   -29   -15
   Not Employed       -18   -20   -23   -29   -20   -15   -43   -24







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