Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, Spring 1962
- University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program
- Archival Version (Subtitle)
- Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior Series
AbstractThis survey was undertaken to assess consumer sentiment and buying plans, as well as the effect of attitudes toward expected Social Security benefits, old age insurance, and private pension plans on present economic behavior and planning, and attitudes toward West Germany, family planning, and different modes of travel. Open-ended questions were asked concerning evaluations and expectations about price changes, employment, recession, and the national business situation, as well as the effect of the world political situation on the national business situation. Other variables probe respondents' buying intentions for a house, automobiles, appliances, and other consumer durables, as well as their appraisals of present market conditions for purchasing these items. Additional variables probe respondents' attitudes toward foreign-made goods, as well as their assessment of their financial status relative to the previous year. Information is also provided on respondents' political party identification and neighborhood characteristics. Demographic variables provide information on age, race, sex, religion, education, marital status, occupation, family size, and family income.
MethodsICPSR 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
- DS1: Dataset
1962-04 / 1962-05Collection date: 1962-04--1962-05
- 3637 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Is previous version of
Mueller, Eva. The impact of unemployment on consumer confidence. Public Opinion Quarterly.30, (1), 19-32.1966.
- ID: 10.1086/267379 (DOI)
Katona, George. Private Pensions and Individual Saving. Ann Arbor, MI: Survey Research Center, University of Michigan. 1965.
Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15