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Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, December 1994

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior Series
Publication Date
1999-11-10
Language
English
Free Keywords
consumer attitudes; consumer behavior; consumer expectations; consumer expenditures; disposable income; durable goods; economic conditions; employment; inflation; interest rates; national economy; personal finances; price fluctuations; purchasing
Description
  • Abstract

    This survey 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 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, and the national business situation. Additional questions probe buying intentions for automobiles and the respondent's appraisals of present market conditions for purchasing houses, automobiles, and other durables. Demographic information includes ethnic origin, sex, age, and education.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, December 1994, Dataset 0001
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Population of the United States aged 18 and older in households.
Sampling
National sample of dwelling units selected by area probability sampling.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

Note
2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2328 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Pfajfar, Damjan, Santoro, Emiliano. Heterogeneity, learning and information stickiness in inflation expectations. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.75, (3), 426-444.2010.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.jebo.2010.05.012 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program (1999): Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, December 1994. Version 1. Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02328.v1