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Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, Summer 1976

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
automobile ownership; automobiles; Carter, Jimmy; consumer attitudes; consumer behavior; consumer expectations; disposable income; durable goods; economic conditions; employment; Ford, Gerald; household appliances; housing costs; inflation; interest rates; investments; national economy; personal finances; presidential candidates; price fluctuations; purchasing; recession
Description
  • Abstract

    This survey was undertaken to assess consumer sentiment and buying plans. Open-ended questions were asked concerning evaluations and expectations about personal finances, employment, recession, price changes, and the national business situation. Additional variables probe respondents' buying intentions for a house, automobiles, appliances, and other consumer durables, and respondents' appraisals of present market conditions for purchasing houses and other durables. Other variables probe respondents' assessments of their financial status relative to the previous year, as well as their opinions of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter in comparative terms as to who would do a better job and improve the economy if elected as president, and of fuel economy cars. Information is also provided on respondents' investments in stocks or bonds, debts owed, car owned and the plans to buy a new vehicle, towns lived in five years ago, type of house lived in currently and for what length of time in the year, and the number of telephones owned. Demographic variables provide information on respondents' age, sex, race, marital status, education, occupation, employment status, 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
  • 7545 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07545.v1
Publications
  • 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.

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 1976. 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/ICPSR07545