Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, January 2011 (ICPSR 35441)

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University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35441.v1

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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 2011 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, and other durables. Also explored in this survey, were respondents' types of savings and financial investments, loan use, family income, and retirement planning. Additional topics included information on gas prices, health care security, senior living conditions, personal feelings, and use of email or 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, January 2011. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-05-19. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35441.v1

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aging   automobiles   cellular phones   computer use   consumer attitudes   consumer expectations   consumer expenditures   depression (psychology)   economic behavior   economic change   economic conditions   economic policy   education   employment   financial assets   financial planning   gasoline consumption   gasoline prices   government   health care   health care costs   health insurance   home ownership   household appliances   household expenditures   household income   housing costs   income   independent living   inflation   interest rates   Internet   investments   leisure   mental health   mortgages   national economy   pensions   personal finances   price fluctuations   refinancing   retirement   savings   Social Security   stock markets   stock prices   unemployment   unemployment rate   vehicles

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
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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 Survey 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

2015-05-19

2015-05-19

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, January 2011. ICPSR35441-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-05-19. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35441.v1

2015-05-19 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. However, 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.

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