Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, July 1994 (ICPSR 2323)
Principal Investigator(s): University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program
This survey was undertaken to measure changes in consumer attitudes and expectations, to understand why such changes occur, and to evaluate how they relate to consumer decisions to save, borrow, or make discretionary purchases. This type of information is essential for forecasting changes in aggregate consumer behavior. Since the 1940s, these surveys have been produced quarterly through 1977 and monthly thereafter. Each monthly survey probes a different aspect of consumer confidence. Open-ended questions are asked concerning evaluations and expectations about personal finances, employment, price changes, and the national business situation. Additional questions probe buying intentions for automobiles and the respondent's appraisals of present market conditions for purchasing houses, automobiles, and other durables. Demographic information includes ethnic origin, sex, age, and education.
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University of Michigan, Survey Research Center, Economic Behavior Program. SURVEY OF CONSUMER ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR, JULY 1994. ICPSR version. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, Survey Research Center [producer], 1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. doi:10.3886/ICPSR02323.v1
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02323.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: consumer attitudes, consumer behavior, consumer expectations, consumer expenditures, disposable income, durable goods, economic conditions, employment, inflation, interest rates, national economy, personal finances, price fluctuations, purchasing
Geographic Coverage: United States
Universe: Population of the United States aged 18 and older in households.
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Sample: National sample of dwelling units selected by area probability sampling.
Original ICPSR Release: 1999-11-10
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