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Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, Spring 1973

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior Series
Publication Date
1984-05-11
Language
English
Free Keywords
automobiles; automobile use; consumer attitudes; consumer behavior; consumer expectations; consumer expenditures; disposable income; durable goods; economic conditions; employment; government spending; household appliances; housing costs; income tax; inflation; interest rates; national economy; personal finances; price fluctuations; purchasing; recession; stock market conditions; tax refunds
Description
  • Abstract

    This survey was undertaken to assess consumer sentiment and buying plans, as well as to provide information on consumer opinion regarding federal taxes and government spending. Open-ended questions were asked concerning evaluations and expectations about personal finances, employment, recession, price changes, and the national business situation. Variables probe respondents' buying intentions for a house, automobiles, appliances, and other consumer durables, and the respondents' appraisals of present market conditions for purchasing houses and other durables. Additional variables probe respondents' opinions of small foreign cars as compared to small American cars, government welfare payments, their tax refunds and planned use of them, taxes owed, and respondents' financial status relative to the previous year. Information is also provided on respondents' car ownership and the make and use of it. Demographic variables provide information on respondents' age, sex, race, marital status, education, employment status, occupation, and family income.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
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 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 Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7475 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07475.v1
Publications
  • Hirsch, Barry T., Mapheron, David A.. Earnings and employment in trucking: Deregulating a naturally competitive industry. Regulatory Reform and Labor Markets.Norwell: Kluwer. 1998.
  • Dua, Pami, Smyth, David J.. Survey evidence on excessive public pessimism about the future behavior of unemployment. Public Opinion Quarterly.57, (4), 566-574.1993.
    • ID: 10.1086/269396 (DOI)
  • Strumpel, Burkhard. The changing face of advanced industrial economies: A post-Keynesian view. Comparative Political Studies.10, (3), 501-521.1977.
  • Strumpel, B., Cowan, C., Juster, F.T., Schmideskamp, J.. Surveys of Consumers, 1972-73: Contributions to Behavioral Economics. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research. 1975.

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 1973. Archival Version. Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07475