Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, May 1998 (ICPSR 35176)

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University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35176.v2

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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 these changes occur, and to evaluate how they relate to consumer decisions to save, borrow, or make discretionary purchases. Since the 1940s, these surveys have been produced quarterly through 1977 and monthly thereafter. The surveys conducted in 1998 focused on topics including evaluations and expectations about personal finances, employment, price changes, and national economic conditions. Additional questions inquired about buying intentions for automobiles and computers, and the respondents' appraisals of present market conditions for purchasing houses, automobiles, computers, and other durables. Also explored in this survey were respondents' types of savings and financial investments, loan use, family income and sources of income, and respondents' ownership, lease, and use of automobiles. Other topics include respondents' use of personal computers at home and in the office, and respondents' familiarity with and use of the Internet. Demographic information includes ethnic origin, sex, age, marital status, and education.

University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program. Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, May 1998. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-08-25. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35176.v2

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1998-05
1998-04 -- 1998-05

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

The purpose of this survey series is to forecast changes in aggregate consumer behavior.

National sample of landline phone numbers selected by probability sampling.

Longitudinal: Trend / Repeated Cross-section

Persons aged 18 years or older living in households with telephones within the United States.

individual, household
survey data

household

2014-07-31

2015-08-25

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program. Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, May 1998. ICPSR35176-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-08-25. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35176.v2

2015-08-25 The producer made corrections and performed recodes on the data and ICPSR has removed a variable to prevent disclosure risk; all data and documentation have been updated to reflect these changes.

2014-07-31 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

The data are not weighted. However, this collection contains three weight variables that can be used in any analysis: V95 (ADULT WEIGHT), V96 (HOUSEHOLD WEIGHT), WT (HOUSEHOLD WEIGHT (BRACKETED)). For more information on weights and sampling please visit the Surveys of Consumers Web site and refer to the documentation on Sample Design, and the section on Sample Weights.

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  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. Please see version history for more details.
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