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"CBS Morning News" Shopping Habits and Lifestyles Poll, January 1989

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
consumer behavior; demographic characteristics; lifestyles; public opinion; purchasing; shopping; social values
  • Abstract

    This data collection focuses on the shopping habits and life styles of the survey respondents. Questions included whether the respondent felt shopping for clothes was a chore or a pleasure, whether the respondent made a point of buying clothes on sale or ever bought clothes from a mail-order catalog, whether the respondent spent more or less than one thousand dollars for clothing in 1988, whether Nancy Reagan"s or Barbara Bush"s fashion style was more appealing, and how frequently the respondent bought things he or she did not really need. Additional topics covered include divorce, living together outside of marriage, the proper age for a man or woman to marry, the sexual activity of senior citizens, rumors that Elvis Presley was still alive, and changes in life style caused by concerns about AIDS. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, age, marital status, sex, and education.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1989-01-29
  • Collection date: 1989-01-29
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.
Stratified random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks, and telephone exchanges have been recoded to "999" for reasons of confidentiality.

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 (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9230 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09230.v1

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

CBS News (1990): "CBS Morning News" Shopping Habits and Lifestyles Poll, January 1989. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.