Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, April 1994 (ICPSR 2320)
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.
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University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program. Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, April 1994 . ICPSR02320-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-06-21. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02320.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02320.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: business conditions, 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
Additional information on the Surveys of Consumers can be found by visiting the Surveys of Consumers Web site.
Original ICPSR Release: 1999-11-10
- 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
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