The Post-ABC Consumer Comfort Index:
Week of April 3

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 April 3.

Details of survey methodology  |  • Archive of past weekly data sets

04/03/05            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         -17   -13    -7    -9   -17    -4   -20   -10
 State of Economy     -32   -28   -20   -18   -36   -14   -36   -23
 Personal Finances     12    16    20    16    12    22     4    15
 Buying Climate       -30   -26   -22   -24   -26   -14   -32   -23
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                           OVERALL INDEX BY DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS
Sex:                
   Men                -10    -4     0     0    -7     6   -15    -2
   Women              -22   -20   -14   -17   -25   -10   -26   -18 
Age:                 
   18 - 34             -6    -3    -4    -3    -7     3   -23    -8
   35 - 44            -24   -20   -10   -12   -16    11   -29   -10
   45 - 54            -17   -13    -7    -9   -16    10   -23   -10
   55 - 64            -25   -25   -11   -11   -29    -1   -29   -13
   65+                -18   -12    -8   -14   -27     2   -27   -13
Income:                 
   Under $15K         -66   -54   -46   -50   -59   -35   -66   -52
   $15K To $24.9K     -31   -18   -30   -49   -34   -13   -61   -37
   $25K To $39.9K     -18   -17   -21   -22   -24    -2   -44   -21
   $40K To $49.9K     -13   -19   -15    -1   -16    27   -37   -10
   Over $50K           18    17    20    22     8    35     8    20
   $50K To $74.9K       4     1     7    10   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
   $75K To $99.9K      18    23    20    21   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
   Over $100K          32    29    38    41   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
Region:                
   Northeast          -12   -13    -1   -19   -21     2   -27   -15
   Midwest            -26   -22    -4    -7   -24     7   -29   -11
   South              -17   -11   -15    -5   -10     4   -19    -9
   West                -9    -4    -3    -8   -15     5   -21    -6
Race:                	
   White              -10    -6    -3    -4   -10     3   -16    -5
   Black              -52   -51   -34   -35   -59   -20   -59   -40
Politics:                  
   Republican          14    21    34    30    35    47    14    33
   Democrat           -45   -35   -29   -31   -36   -29   -47   -38
   Independent        -16   -19   -15   -18   -36    -3   -36   -18
Education:                  
   < High School      -50   -38   -35   -37   -39   -21   -60   -40
   High Sch. Grad.    -24   -22   -13   -17   -23    -2   -32   -17
   College +            0     1     6     5    -5    14    -5     4
Home:                     
   Own                 -9    -7    -2     1   -12     7   -12    -2
   Rent               -35   -27   -21   -34   -28   -19   -46   -30
Marital Status:                  
   Single             -25   -19   -15   -15   -19   -11   -29   -19
   Married             -4    -3     5     4    -4    15   -12     2
   Sep/Wid/Div        -36   -28   -29   -33   -43   -21   -43   -32
Employ. Status:               
   Full-Time           -3    -2     4     5   -11    12   -16     1
   Part-Time          -26   -18   -26   -15   -19    -3   -31   -15
   Not Employed       -29   -25   -15   -24   -23   -15   -30   -23





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