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Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, May 1977 (ICPSR 8725) RSS

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Summary:

These surveys were done to measure changes in consumer attitudes and expectations, to understand why these 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. Each quarterly survey contains approximately 40 questions, each of which 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.

Series: Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior Series

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Citation

Economic Behavior Program, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan. SURVEY OF CONSUMER ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR, MAY 1977. Ann Arbor, MI: Survey Research Center [producer], 1977. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1987. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08725.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

Date of Collection:  

  • 1977-04-28--1977-05-22

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

Data Types:   survey data

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Methodology

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

Data Source:

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