Washington Post-ABC News Consumer Comfort Index -- Nov. 27, 2005

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 Nov. 27, 2005.

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11/27/05            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         -15   -17   -21   -12    -9    -5   -23   -13
 State of Economy     -28   -28   -34   -26   -20   -14   -40   -25
 Personal Finances     12    10    10    18    16    22    10    15
 Buying Climate       -28   -34   -38   -28   -22   -16   -38   -28
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                           OVERALL INDEX BY DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS
Sex:                
   Men                 -3    -3    -3    -2     2     9   -16    -3
   Women              -25   -31   -36   -19   -19   -13   -36   -21 
Age:                 
   18 - 34            -15   -12   -17   -12     1     2   -28    -9
   35 - 44            -11   -16   -27    -2    -8     6   -27   -11
   45 - 54            -12   -15   -12   -17   -16    -1   -34   -15
   55 - 64            -18   -24   -28   -14   -12    -2   -36   -16
   65+                -22   -27   -18   -12   -19    -1   -32   -16
Income:                 
   Under $15K         -63   -57   -41   -58   -38   -35   -75   -54
   $15K To $24.9K     -33   -36   -51   -30   -36   -13   -65   -43
   $25K To $39.9K     -41   -42   -42   -26   -20    -8   -44   -25
   $40K To $49.9K     -11   -17   -23   -13   -19    17   -37   -13
   Over $50K           20    14     4    18    20    35     4    18
   $50K To $74.9K       0    -1   -14     8     0    28   -14     4
   $75K To $99.9K      14    12    -1    12    28    37    -1    19
   Over $100K          50    36    30    34    41    51    18    35
Region:                
   Northeast          -18   -17   -35   -22   -15     2   -41   -17
   Midwest            -12   -20   -27    -6   -10    -3   -27   -15
   South              -18   -18   -18    -9     3     4   -27   -11
   West                -9   -14    -4    -9   -21     5   -21    -9
Race:                	
   White              -10   -14   -18    -3    -5     2   -18    -8
   Black              -43   -40   -42   -52   -24   -24   -56   -42
Politics:                  
   Republican          32    28     9    31    23    42     9    26
   Democrat           -39   -43   -36   -33   -36   -27   -46   -37
   Independent        -23   -23   -31   -21   -14    -7   -31   -18
Education:                  
   < High School      -59   -54   -42   -25   -31   -21   -59   -39
   High Sch. Grad.    -21   -28   -27   -24   -15   -12   -35   -22
   College +            3     0    -9     2     3    10    -9     2
Home:                     
   Own                 -7   -14   -16    -4    -2     7   -17    -4
   Rent               -33   -27   -32   -31   -28   -20   -49   -33
Marital Status:                  
   Single             -18   -13   -20   -18   -25    -9   -31   -19
   Married             -3    -8   -14     0     6     7   -14    -1
   Sep/Wid/Div        -41   -49   -38   -30   -31   -22   -49   -35
Employ. Status:               
   Full-Time           -3    -4   -11    -4     1    12   -13    -2
   Part-Time          -26   -26   -23   -13    -5    -1   -35   -18
   Not Employed       -26   -32   -32   -21   -23   -15   -43   -24





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