Statement on Poll Showing Americans Believe Wal-Mart Is a Good Place to Shop

Dec 15, 2005, 00:00 ET from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

    BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wal-Mart (NYSE:   WMT)
 released the following statement on a new poll conducted by the Pew Research
 Center for the People & the Press showing an overwhelming majority of
 Americans have shopped with Wal-Mart this year and have a favorable opinion of
 the retailer:
     "This poll proves that working families believe Wal-Mart is a good place
 to shop and a valued member of the communities we serve," said Sarah Clark,
 Wal-Mart spokesperson. "Taken just last week, it also shows that the union
 leadership's multi-million dollar negative attack campaign is having no impact
 on our business or our customers."
      Highlights of the poll:
      *  84% of Americans have shopped at a Wal-Mart in the past year.
      *  People living in households with incomes of less than $30,000 a year
         give us our highest marks-proving that those who value Wal-Mart most
         need Wal-Mart's low prices the most.
      *  69% of those familiar with Wal-Mart have a favorable opinion of
      The poll mirrors Wal-Mart's business data:
      *  Wal-Mart's sales were up 4.3% in November.
      *  10 million people shopped at Wal-Mart in the first 6 hours of Black
         Friday alone.
      *  Over 138 million people visit Wal-Mart every week.
     About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
     Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood
 Markets and SAM'S CLUB locations in the United States. The company also
 operates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador,
 Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, South
 Korea and the United Kingdom. The company's securities are listed on the New
 York and Pacific stock exchanges under the symbol WMT. More information about
 Wal-Mart can be found by visiting . Online
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