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Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, May 1996 (ICPSR 2945)

Published: Sep 18, 2000 View help for published

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University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02945.v1

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Surveys of Consumers

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. This type of information is essential for forecasting changes in aggregate consumer behavior. Since the late 1940s, these surveys have been produced quarterly through 1977 and monthly thereafter. Each monthly survey probes a different aspect of consumer confidence. Open-ended questions are asked concerning evaluations and expectations about personal finances, employment, price changes, the national business climate, present market conditions for the the purchasing of houses, automobiles, personal computers, and other durables, familiarity with and expected use of the Internet, and information about family and company vehicles. Demographic information includes race, ethnic origin, sex, age, education, marital status, and household size and income.

University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program. Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, May 1996  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000-09-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02945.v1

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1996-05
1996-04-29 -- 1996-05-30

The data are available as an SPSS portable file.

This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, documentation has been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF), data files have been converted to non-platform-specific formats, and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.

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

National sample of dwelling units selected by area probability sampling.

Population of the United States aged 18 and older in households.

2000-09-18

2000-09-18

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 1996 . ICPSR02945-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-06-23. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02945.v1

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