Washington Post-ABC News Consumer Comfort Index -- October 29, 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 October 29, 2006.

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10/29/06            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          -3    -7   -13   -10   -21    -3   -21   -12
 State of Economy     -12   -16   -20   -22   -34   -12   -34   -24
 Personal Finances     26    20    10    22    10    26     8    16
 Buying Climate       -24   -24   -30   -30   -38   -18   -38   -29
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                           OVERALL INDEX BY DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS
Sex:                
   Men                 12    10    -2     6    -3    12   -12    -1
   Women              -18   -23   -23   -25   -36   -11   -36   -22 
Age:                 
   18 - 34              2     1    -4    -4   -17     2   -24    -8
   35 - 44            -10   -16   -23   -14   -27     5   -27   -11
   45 - 54             -9   -18   -16   -21   -12    -6   -30   -17
   55 - 64              4     3    -7   -10   -28     4   -36   -12
   65+                 -4    -8   -21    -6   -18    -1   -31   -15
Income:                 
   Under $15K         -51   -52   -62   -65   -41   -33   -72   -55
   $15K To $24.9K     -18   -30   -34   -44   -51   -18   -62   -43
   $25K To $39.9K       0    -8   -31    -7   -42     0   -44   -23
   $40K To $49.9K       7     3     9    -6   -23    26   -41   -10
   Over $50K           21    21    17    13     4    26     4    16
   $50K To $74.9K       2     2    -6    -9   -14    17   -20     0
   $75K To $99.9K      22    14    19    22    -1    31    -1    17
   Over $100K          43    46    39    29    30    50    24    35
Region:                
   Northeast          -15   -23   -24   -13   -35    -3   -35   -19
   Midwest             -9    -9   -19   -13   -27    -4   -33   -17
   South                6     0   -10   -17   -18     6   -19   -12
   West                -3    -3    -3     6    -4     7   -16    -1
Race:                	
   White                2    -2    -8    -7   -18     2   -18    -7
   Black              -32   -42   -45   -38   -42   -27   -57   -42
Politics:                  
   Republican          40    33    29    24     9    40     9    28
   Democrat           -20   -25   -37   -34   -36   -20   -46   -34
   Independent        -16   -19   -20   -19   -31   -10   -31   -20
Education:                  
   < High School      -27   -31   -43   -53   -42   -23   -63   -42
   High Sch. Grad.    -11   -15   -28   -14   -27   -11   -31   -20
   College +           10     5     5     4    -9    12    -9     2
Home:                     
   Own                  2    -3    -7    -3   -16     2   -17    -5
   Rent               -16   -18   -33   -29   -32   -16   -44   -31
Marital Status:                  
   Single              -5   -13   -26   -12   -20    -4   -32   -17
   Married              4     4     2     2   -14     8   -14    -1
   Sep/Wid/Div        -22   -28   -36   -44   -38   -22   -49   -34
Employ. Status:               
   Full-Time            8     8    -2    -5   -11     8   -12    -2
   Part-Time          -13   -25   -13   -10   -23    -1   -29   -14
   Not Employed       -18   -24   -26   -18   -32   -15   -43   -24



















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