Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, May 2004 (ICPSR 35361)

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University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35361.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 such changes occur, and to evaluate how they relate to consumer decisions to save, borrow, or make discretionary purchases. The data regularly include the Index of Consumer Sentiment, the Index of Current Economic Conditions, and the Index of Consumer Expectations. Since the 1940s, these surveys have been produced quarterly through 1977 and monthly thereafter. The surveys conducted in 2004 focused on topics such as evaluations and expectations about personal finances, employment, price changes, and the national business situation. Opinions were collected regarding 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 retirement planning. Other topics in this series typically include ownership, lease, and use of automobiles, 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 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-02-13. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35361.v2

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automobile ownership   automobile sales   automobile use   banking   banking fees   business conditions   consumer expectations   credit   credit card use   debit card use   durable goods   economic change   economic conditions   economic policy   electronic banking   employment   employment projections   financial assets   financial institutions   government   history   home ownership   household appliances   household expenditures   household income   housing costs   identity theft   income   income estimates   inflation   interest (finance)   interest rates   investments   labor markets   loans   mortgages   pensions   policy making   price trends   prices   privacy   property values   purchasing   real estate   refinancing   retirement   Social Security   stock markets

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Version 2 provides an update to the XML file to ensure that precision after decimal places within index and weight variables is preserved.

Information on the Index of Consumer Sentiment, the Index of Current Economic Conditions, and the Index of Consumer Expectations and how they were created can be found in the ICPSR Codebook.

Additional information on the Surveys of Consumers can be 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 dwelling units selected by area probability sampling.

Longitudinal: Trend / Repeated Cross-section

Adults living in households with telephones in the coterminous United States (contiguous 48 states plus the District of Columbia).

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2014-11-25

2015-02-13

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 2004. ICPSR35361-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-02-13. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35361.v2

2015-02-13 Updated the XML file to ensure that precision after decimal places within index and weight variables is preserved.

2014-11-25 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. This collection contains four weight variables; WT (HOUSEHOLD HEAD WEIGHT), WT_HH (HOUSEHOLD WEIGHT), WT_ADHD (ADULT HEAD WEIGHT), and WT_AD (ADULT WEIGHT) that must be used in any analysis. 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.

Notes

  • 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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