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

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12/30/07            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         -20   -23   -24   -12    -3     2   -24   -10
 State of Economy     -38   -46   -40   -26   -10    -4   -46   -22
 Personal Finances     14    12     8    20    26    30     6    18
 Buying Climate       -36   -36   -40   -30   -24   -14   -40   -27
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                           OVERALL INDEX BY DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS
Sex:                
   Men                -12   -18   -13    -5    15    15   -18    -3
   Women              -27   -27   -33   -18   -19    -3   -33   -17 
Age:                 
   18 - 34             -6   -14   -13   -11    -8     6   -32    -8
   35 - 44            -31   -28   -25     0     3    11   -31    -9
   45 - 54            -18   -24   -25   -12     0     2   -28   -13
   55 - 64            -27   -23   -26   -19    -9    22   -30   -10
   65+                -28   -31   -36   -22     2     8   -37   -13
Income:                 
   Under $15K         -56   -54   -52   -53   -43   -21   -70   -49
   $15K To $24.9K     -44   -45   -53   -38   -36   -16   -58   -39
   $25K To $39.9K     -32   -43   -23   -20   -17   -14   -46   -27
   $40K To $49.9K      -3     1   -30   -12   -24    11   -47   -14
   Over $50K           -7    -9    -4     6    29    32    -9    16
   $50K To $74.9K     -14   -13    -6   -17     5    29   -21     2
   $75K To $99.9K     -17   -18   -16    -2    41    41   -19    13
   Over $100K           8     1     2    35    47    49     1    33
Region:                
   Northeast          -17   -21   -17   -20   -21    11   -35   -17
   Midwest            -20   -24   -25   -22    -2     2   -29   -15
   South              -27   -23   -28    -2     6    16   -30    -8
   West                -9   -21   -19   -12    -1    10   -21    -3
Race:                	
   White              -19   -21   -21    -8     0     7   -22    -7
   Black              -32   -38   -45   -32   -34   -11   -54   -35
Politics:                  
   Republican          12     8    17    27    39    44     4    25
   Democrat           -40   -44   -43   -33   -26   -13   -47   -28
   Independent        -28   -26   -29   -22   -14     1   -32   -17
Education:                  
   < High School      -48   -52   -36   -37   -19   -13   -55   -36
   High Sch. Grad.    -23   -27   -33   -20   -22     0   -33   -20
   College +           -8   -10   -12     1    16    18   -12     5
Home:                     
   Own                -17   -18   -16    -5     7    10   -18    -3
   Rent               -29   -38   -44   -39   -33   -12   -44   -29
Marital Status:                  
   Single             -14   -21   -24   -17   -13    -6   -39   -15
   Married            -11   -13   -12    -3    11    17   -13     1
   Sep/Wid/Div        -48   -51   -56   -31   -32   -20   -56   -32
Employ. Status:               
   Full-Time          -12   -17   -14    -3    10    13   -17    -1
   Part-Time          -20   -25   -34    -5   -10     6   -39   -12
   Not Employed       -30   -30   -33   -26   -17    -7   -43    -2







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