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Behind the Numbers Archive: Post-ABC Consumer Comfort Index

The CCI moves to ABC

As of today, Jan. 8, the Consumer Comfort Index is sponsored exclusively by ABC News. The weekly updates can be found Tuesday's at 5:00 p.m. by clicking here. ABC News has conducted the CCI since late 1985; The Washington Post partnered on the survey from 2005 through 2007....

By Jon Cohen  |  January 8, 2008; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Negativity At New Lows in CCI

Consumer comfort is at its lowest point in more than four years, driven by the most negative perceptions of the buying climate and the national economy in years. At -24, the Washington Post-ABC News Consumer Comfort Index (CCI) is at its lowest level since May 2003, and marks a continuation...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  December 4, 2007; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Consumer Comfort Hits Two-Year Low

The holiday spirit has not yet seized consumers. While many stores were full on Black Friday, the economic outlook is bleak and assessment of current conditions is as negative as it has been in more than two years. In last week's report, economic pessimism hit its highest level in 17...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  November 27, 2007; 5:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Economic Pessimism Highest in 17 Years

Pessimism about the economy has jumped to its highest level since November 1990, according to the Washington Post-ABC News Consumer Comfort Index. Sixty-eight percent of Americans say the economy is getting worse, a 13-percentage-point increase since October, and nearly 30 points above the long-term average for the question. In the...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  November 20, 2007; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Slow Recovery for Consumer Comfort

The Washington Post-ABC News Consumer Comfort Index (CCI) continued its slow recovery this week, edging up four points to -11. Five weeks ago the index cratered to -20. The improvement comes as consumers' views of their own personal finances has rebounded from recent lows. In mid-August, amid wide fluctuations in...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  September 25, 2007; 4:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Post-ABC CCI: Stable, But Far Below Average

The Washington Post-ABC News Consumer Comfort Index (CCI) stabilized this week at -19 following last week's nine-point plummet. The CCI -- calculated on a scale of -100 to +100 -- now stands 11 points lower than one month ago, and 12 points below its average for the year. Last week's...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  August 28, 2007; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Economic Pessimism Near 2-Year High, Jon Cohen , August 15, 2007
Post-ABC CCI: Inflating Prices, Deflating Comfort, Jennifer Agiesta , July 18, 2007
Post-ABC CCI: Consumer Confidence on the Rise, Jennifer Agiesta , July 3, 2007
Post-ABC CCI Reaches a New Low for 2007, Jennifer Agiesta , May 22, 2007
Post-ABC CCI: Gas prices take their toll, Jennifer Agiesta , May 15, 2007
Post-ABC CCI: Battling High Pump Prices, Jennifer Agiesta , May 8, 2007
 
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