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Consumer confidence among single-person households fell in the April-June period from a year earlier for the second consecutive quarterly fall, according to a government survey released Tuesday.

The Cabinet Office survey shows that the index, designed to gauge consumer confidence among single-person households, fell 0.3 point from a year before to 44.3 in June.

The latest poll was conducted June 1 on 1,300 single-person households nationwide, excluding students, with 1,291 responding.

The index is designed to measure how strongly singles believe economic conditions will improve or worsen over the next six months. The survey focuses on five aspects of the economy likely to affect them — overall livelihood, income growth, prices, employment and willingness to buy durable goods such as cars and air conditioners.

For the June survey, the outlook fell for all categories except prices.

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