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Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, September 1994 (ICPSR 2325)

Alternate Title:   Surveys of Consumers

Principal Investigator(s): University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program

Summary:

The Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior series (also known as the Surveys of Consumers) 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.

Series: Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior Series

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Citation

University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program. Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, September 1994 . ICPSR02325-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-10-13. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02325.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02325.v2

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Scope of Study

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

Time Period:   

  • 1994-09

Date of Collection:   

  • 1994-08-31--1994-09-28

Universe:    Population of the United States aged 18 and older in households.

Data Collection Notes:

Additional information on the Surveys of Consumers can be found by visiting the Surveys of Consumers Web site.

Methodology

Sample:    National sample of dwelling units selected by area probability sampling.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:   1999-11-10

Version History:

  • 2017-10-13 This collection is being updated to provide users with data in additional formats. This includes SPSS, SAS, and Stata setup files, SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport file, a tab-delimited ASCII data file, and an R data file.

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