Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, August 2004 (ICPSR 35364)

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University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35364.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. The August 2004 survey has a section exploring how informed respondents perceive themselves to be about certain science and policy issues as well as questions about science and research. 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, August 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-02-13. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35364.v2

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agriculture   attitudes   automobile ownership   automobile sales   automobiles   Bush, George W.   business   business conditions   defense policy   durable goods   economic change   economic conditions   economic forecasting   economic policy   economics   education   elections   employment   environment   foreign policy   funding   gasoline   gasoline prices   home ownership   household appliances   household income   housing costs   income   income estimates   inflation   inflation rates   information   innovation   interest rates   investments   Kerry, John   media use   news media   pensions   personal finances   pollution   presidential candidates   presidential elections   presidential performance   price trends   prices   real estate   research   retirement   schools   science   scientific research   Social Security   space exploration   standard of living   stock market conditions   stock markets   stock prices   technology   unemployment   unemployment rate   work

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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

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

Individual, Household
survey data

2015-01-19

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, August 2004. ICPSR35364-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-02-13. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35364.v2

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

2015-01-19 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.

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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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