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Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, Spring 1958: News Media

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
1984-07-02
Language
English
Free Keywords
consumer attitudes; consumer behavior; consumer expectations; consumer expenditures; disposable income; durable goods; economic conditions; employment; financial assets; inflation; information sources; interest rates; mass media; media influence; national economy; news media; personal finances; price fluctuations; purchasing; recession; science; scientists; travel
Description
  • Abstract

    This News Media Survey provides information on consumer media exposure and interests, exposure to and views about science, opinions about scientists and Russian science, and long-distance telephone usage over time. Variables explore respondents' exposure to various media, their use of the media as a source of scientific information, their attitudes toward science, and the effects of science on society, their opinions of the character of scientists and the comparative quality of Russian and United States science, and the extent and quality of respondents' information about earth satellites. Other variables present information on the effects of the recession on respondents' families, their financial assets relative to the previous year, and their air travel. Demographic variables provide information on age, sex, race, marital status, education, occupation, religion, family size, and family income.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1958-05 / 1958-06
    Collection date: 1958-05--1958-06
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.

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3632 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • McLeod, Jack M., Swinehart, James W.. Satellites, Science and the Public: A Report on the Impact of Early Satellite Launching. Ann Arbor, MI: Survey Research Center, University of Michigan. 1959.

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, Spring 1958: News Media. 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/ICPSR03632.v1