Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, August 2003
- University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program
- Survey of Consumers (Alternative Title)
- Archival Version (Subtitle)
- Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior Series
- Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
consumer attitudes; consumer expectations; consumer expenditures; economic policy; financial planning; government; home ownership; household expenditures; household income; interest rates; investments; national economy; retirement; stock markets; unemployment
AbstractThis survey was undertaken to measure changes in consumer attitudes and expectations, to understand why such changes occur, and to evaluate how they relate to consumer decisions to save, borrow, or make discretionary purchases. This type of information is essential for forecasting changes in aggregate consumer behavior. Since the 1940s, these surveys have been produced quarterly through 1977 and monthly thereafter. The surveys conducted in 2003 focused on topics such as evaluations and expectations about personal finances, employment, price changes, and the national business situation. Additional questions inquired about buying intentions for automobiles and computers, and the respondents' appraisals of present market conditions for purchasing houses, automobiles, computers, and other durables. Also explored in this survey were respondents' types of savings and financial investments, loan use, family income and sources of income, and respondents' ownership, lease, and use of automobiles. Other topics typically include respondents' use of personal computers at home and in the office, respondents' familiarity with and use of the Internet, electronic banking, and information on informed consent and confidentiality regarding the survey. Demographic information includes ethnic origin, sex, age, marital status, and education.
AbstractThe purpose of this survey series is to forecast changes in aggregate consumer behavior.
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: Standardized missing values.; Created online analysis version with question text..
- DS0: Study-Level Files
- DS1: Public-Use Data
- DS2: Restricted-Use Data
Time period: 2003-08
Collection date: 2003-08
computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)
- 32449 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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Update Metadata: 2020-06-15 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16