V221: FUTURE MAJOR EXPEND-1

A25. People have different wishes about what they would most like to purchase in the future. Looking ahead, what type of major expenditure would you (and your family living there) want to make next? (Anything else?)

ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
0 Inap 00.0%
1 Car/truck/jeep/utility 13727.3%
2 Recreational vehicle: camper-trailer, motorhome 40.8%
3 Snowmobile; other off-road vehicle 00.0%
4 Boat; boating equipment (including boat trailer) 61.2%
5 Motorcycle; mobed 20.4%
10 New house/condo; mobile home or modular home (if primary residence); "buy a house" 10120.2%
11 Vacation home/property/cottage 81.6%
12 Home addition or improvement (e.g., addition to the house; garage; driveway; remodel kitchen or bath; new roof; update plumbing or electrical; central air; pool; landscaping; security system 6012.0%
13 Home repairs/maintenance/upkeep (e.g., interior or exterior painting; repairs to roof; new carpeting; window treatments) 132.6%
20 Refrigerator; freezer 61.2%
21 Stove/range; microwave 00.0%
22 Dishwasher 20.4%
23 Washer; dryer 40.8%
24 Furniture; mattresses 214.2%
25 Computers and peripheral equipment; PCs; printers 81.6%
26 Yard and garden equipment; tractor; lawnmower 10.2%
27 Power tools (except 26) 00.0%
28 Air conditioner (except central air) 00.0%
29 China; silver; glass 00.0%
39 Small kitchen appliances or other household goods; vacuum cleaners; lamps; "things for the house" 51.0%
40 Audio: stereo equipment; amplifier; tuner; CD player; tape deck 20.4%
41 Video: television; VCR; home entertainment center; home theater; laserdisc player 102.0%
42 Camera; camcorder; photographic equipment 10.2%
43 Musical instruments; pianos and organs 00.0%
44 Exercise/weight equipment; memberships in health clubs 00.0%
45 Bicycle 10.2%
46 Ski equipment, including water ski 00.0%
47 Other hobby/recreation/entertainment items 20.4%
50 Invest in own business 20.4%
51 Investment in real estate 40.8%
52 Purchase stocks; bonds; mutual funds; certificates of deposit; IRA deposits; "investments" NFS 10.2%
53 Add to savings; put money away for future expenditures or emergencies 00.0%
59 Other savings or investments 20.4%
60 Travel/vacation expenses 132.6%
61 Medical/dental expenses 30.6%
62 Educational/school expenses: tuition, books, etc. 81.6%
63 Weddings or funerals 20.4%
64 Vehicle repair/upkeep 10.2%
70 Pay off credit cards 00.0%
71 Reduce mortgage debt 10.2%
72 Pay off other loans; bill consolidation (except 70) 30.6%
73 Tax payments; income/real estate taxes 00.0%
74 Insurance costs/bills 00.0%
75 Moving expenses 00.0%
80 Clothing 00.0%
81 Jewelry 00.0%
82 Gifts 10.2%
90 General living expenses; "everyday things" 10.2%
96 Nothing: don't want/need to make major expenditure (V221 only) 5310.6%
Total 501 100%

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Based upon 501 valid cases out of 501 total cases.

Location: 135-136 (width: 2; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, June 1995 .

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Disclaimer: The frequencies for this variable may not be weighted. They are purely descriptive and may not be representative of the study population. Please use with caution and consult the study documentation.

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