Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, June 2008 (ICPSR 35410)

Published: Dec 23, 2015

Principal Investigator(s):
University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program

Series:

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35410.v2

Version V2

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 2008 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' general feelings, 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, and martial status, and education.

University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program. Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, June 2008. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-12-23. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35410.v2

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census division

2008-06

2008-05 -- 2008-06

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

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.

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

National sampling 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

computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)

2015-04-08

2015-12-23

2015-12-23 This collection has been fully curated and was updated to include SPSS, SAS, and Stata data and setup files, a tab-delimited data file, an R data file, and a PDF codebook.

The data are not weighted. This collection contains four weights; 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.

Notes

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

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