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Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, March 1995 (ICPSR 2331) RSS

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Summary:

This survey 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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Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, March 1995, Dataset 0001 - Download All Files (5 MB)

Study Description

Citation

University of Michigan, Survey Research Center, Economic Behavior Program. SURVEY OF CONSUMER ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR, MARCH 1995. ICPSR version. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, Survey Research Center [producer], 1995. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02331.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   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

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

Data Collection Notes:

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Methodology

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

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Version History:

  • 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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