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Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, Summer 1962

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior Series
Publication Date
1984-05-11
Language
English
Free Keywords
Cold War; consumer attitudes; consumer behavior; consumer expectations; consumer expenditures; disposable income; domestic markets; durable goods; economic conditions; employment; inflation; interest rates; labor mobility; national economy; neighborhoods; pension plans; personal finances; political affiliation; price fluctuations; public transportation; recession; savings; stock market conditions; tax cuts; travel
Description
  • Abstract

    This survey was undertaken to assess consumer sentiment and buying plans, as well as to provide information about attitudes toward tax reduction, the recent stock market decline and its impact on consumers, and the geographic mobility of adults of working age from one town to another. Open-ended questions were asked concerning evaluations and expectations about personal finances, employment, recession, price changes, and the national business situation. Other variables probe respondents' buying intentions for a house, automobiles, appliances, and other consumer durables, as well as respondents' appraisals of present market conditions for purchasing these items. Additional variables probe respondents' opinions on the Cold War between the former Soviet Union and the West, the proposed government tax reduction, and the effect of these on business conditions, as well as their assessment of their financial status relative to the previous year. Information is also provided on respondents' attitudes toward various forms of savings, and on the frequency with which people used public transportation or their personal cars for specific purposes. Also provided are respondents' psychological profiles, political party identification, club membership, type of house and neighborhood lived in, pension plans, and experience with and feelings about various employment agencies. Demographic variables provide information on age, sex, race, place of birth, religion, education, occupation, employment, marital status, family composition, and family income.
  • Methods

    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..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1962-07 / 1962-09
    Collection date: 1962-07--1962-09
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All families living in continental United States dwelling units, exclusive of those on military reservations.
Sampling
One respondent from each family unit in the dwellings sampled, usually the head of the family, or the wife. The dwelling units were selected by area probability sampling from 66 primary sampling units. For each dwelling unit in the sample, an interview was sought with a respondent from the primary family and from each secondary family (if any). The head of the family (usually the husband) was the preferred respondent, but the wife could substitute if the head was not readily available.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook is provided by ICPSR 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 on the ICPSR Web site.

Note
2009-07-08 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3627 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03627.v1
Publications
  • Mueller, Eva. The impact of unemployment on consumer confidence. Public Opinion Quarterly.30, (1), 19-32.1966.
    • ID: 10.1086/267379 (DOI)

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

University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program (1984): Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, Summer 1962. Version 2. Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03627.v2