Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, November 1976 (ICPSR 8723)
Principal Investigator(s): Economic Behavior Program. Survey Research Center. University of Michigan
Summary: These surveys were done to measure changes in consumer attitudes and expectations, to understand why these 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. Each quarterly survey contains approximately 40 questions, each of which probes a different aspect of consumer confidence. Open-ended questions are asked ... (more info)
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Economic Behavior Program, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan. SURVEY OF CONSUMER ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR, NOVEMBER 1976. Ann Arbor, MI: Survey Research Center [producer], 1976. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1987. doi:10.3886/ICPSR08723.v1
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08723.v1
Scope of Study
Summary: These surveys were done to measure changes in consumer attitudes and expectations, to understand why these 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. Each quarterly survey contains approximately 40 questions, each of which 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.
Subject Terms: automobiles, consumer attitudes, consumer behavior, consumer expectations, consumer expenditures, durable goods, economic conditions, employment, national economy, personal finances, price fluctuations, purchasing, stock market conditions
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Population of the United States aged 18 and older.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
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Sample: National sample of dwelling units selected by area probability sampling.
Original ICPSR Release: 1988-01-06
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