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, no further mention 00.0%
1 Car/truck/jeep/utility 14829.6%
2 Recreational vehicle: camper-trailer, motor home 51.0%
3 Snowmobile; other off-road vehicle 10.2%
4 Boat; boating equipment (including boat trailer) 51.0%
5 Motorcycle; moped 10.2%
6 Airplane 10.2%
10 New house/condo; mobile/modular home(if primary residence) 10220.4%
11 Vacation home/property/cottage 102.0%
12 Home addition or improvement (e.g., addition to the house) 5010.0%
13 Home repairs/maintenance/upkeep (e.g., int./ext. painting) 51.0%
20 Refrigerator; freezer 20.4%
21 Stove/range; microwave 20.4%
22 Dishwasher 00.0%
23 Washer; dryer 30.6%
24 Furniture; mattresses 224.4%
25 Computers and peripheral equipment; PCS; printers 112.2%
26 Yard and garden equipment; tractor; lawnmower 00.0%
27 Power tools (except 26) 00.0%
28 Air conditioner (except central air) 00.0%
29 China; silver; glass 00.0%
30 Major household appliance(s) -- NFS 10.2%
39 Small kitchen appliances or other household goods 00.0%
40 Audio: stereo equipment; amplifier; tuner; CD player; etc 10.2%
41 Video: television; VCR; home entertainment center; etc 102.0%
42 Camera; camcorder; photographic equipment 00.0%
43 Musical instruments; pianos and organs 00.0%
44 Exercise/weight equipment; memberships in health clubs 00.0%
45 Bicycle 00.0%
46 Ski equipment, including water ski 00.0%
47 Other hobby/recreation/entertainment items 10.2%
50 Invest in own business 51.0%
51 Investment in real estate 40.8%
52 Purchase stocks; bonds; mutl. funds; certificates of deposit 10.2%
53 Add to savings; put money away for future expenditures 00.0%
58 Art work; paintings; sculpture 00.0%
59 Other savings or investments 00.0%
60 Travel/vacation expenses 102.0%
61 Medical/dental expenses 10.2%
62 Educational/school expenses: tuition, books, etc. 20.4%
63 Weddings or funerals 10.2%
64 Vehicle repair/upkeep 00.0%
70 Pay off credit cards 00.0%
71 Reduce mortgage debt 20.4%
72 Pay off other loans; bill consolidation (except 70) 20.4%
73 Tax payments; income/real estate taxes 00.0%
74 Insurance costs/bills 10.2%
75 Moving expenses 20.4%
80 Clothing 00.0%
81 Jewelry 10.2%
Total 500 100%

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Based upon 500 valid cases out of 500 total cases.

Location: 153-154 (width: 2; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Valid Data Values: 0 thru 99

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, August 1997.

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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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