Washington Post-ABC News Consumer Comfort Index -- September 30, 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 September 30, 2007.

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09/30/07            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         -12   -11   -17    -7   -13     2   -20    -7
 State of Economy     -26   -28   -34   -20   -20    -4   -36   -16
 Personal Finances     20    22    12    22    10    30     6    20
 Buying Climate       -30   -26   -30   -22   -30   -12   -34   -24
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                           OVERALL INDEX BY DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS
Sex:                
   Men                 -5    -2    -8    -3    -2    17   -17     2
   Women              -18   -19   -25    -8   -23    -3   -25   -14 
Age:                 
   18 - 34            -11   -11   -32     6    -4     6   -32    -5
   35 - 44              0     3   -14    -1   -23    11   -23    -6
   45 - 54            -12   -16    -8   -13   -16     2   -21    -9
   55 - 64            -19   -10    -7   -12    -7    22   -26    -6
   65+                -22   -19   -12   -20   -21     8   -22    -8
Income:                 
   Under $15K         -53   -56   -54   -55   -62   -21   -64   -47
   $15K To $24.9K     -38   -36   -42   -42   -34   -15   -57   -34
   $25K To $39.9K     -20   -18   -41   -30   -31     0   -46   -23
   $40K To $49.9K     -12   -18   -29     1     9    15   -47   -11
   Over $50K            6    11    13    26    17    35     6    22
   $50K To $74.9K     -17    -2     2    21    -6    29   -17     7
   $75K To $99.9K      -2     2    17     8    19    44    -2    19
   Over $100K          35    30    19    44    39    56    17    40
Region:                
   Northeast          -20   -23   -25   -15   -24    11   -35   -14
   Midwest            -22   -17   -22   -20   -19     2   -29   -13
   South               -2    -3   -13    -3   -10    16   -19    -3
   West               -12    -5   -11    10    -3    23   -15     0
Race:                	
   White               -8    -5   -11    -2    -8    10   -15    -2
   Black              -32   -48   -44   -41   -45   -11   -54   -35
Politics:                  
   Republican          27    30    22    29    29    45    15    31
   Democrat           -33   -35   -32   -29   -37   -13   -38   -25
   Independent        -22   -21   -29   -10   -20     1   -32   -15
Education:                  
   < High School      -37   -35   -53   -31   -43   -13   -55   -33
   High Sch. Grad.    -20   -18   -25   -20   -28     0   -31   -16
   College +            1     3     0    13     5    18    -3     9
Home:                     
   Own                 -5    -3   -10     1    -7    10   -15     0
   Rent               -39   -34   -38   -25   -33   -12   -40   -25
Marital Status:                  
   Single             -17   -16   -33    -6   -26     1   -39   -13
   Married             -3     0     0     3     2    17   -10     5
   Sep/Wid/Div        -31   -30   -34   -33   -36   -19   -36   -28
Employ. Status:               
   Full-Time           -3    -4    -5    10    -2    15    -9     4
   Part-Time           -5    -6   -24   -16   -13    13   -39   -10
   Not Employed       -26   -21   -32   -22   -26    -7   -43   -23




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