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Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, June 2002

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior Series
Publication Date
2013-03-14
Language
English
Free Keywords
automobile use; automobiles; cellular phones; computer use; consumer attitudes; consumer behavior; consumer expectations; consumer expenditures; durable goods; economic conditions; education; ethnicity; financial assets; financial planning; gasoline prices; government; home ownership; household appliances; housing costs; income; inflation; interest rates; Internet; investments; marital status; national economy; pensions; personal finances; price fluctuations; public opinion; purchasing; refinancing; retirement; savings; Social Security; stock markets; stock prices; unemployment; unemployment rate; vehicles
Description
  • Abstract

    The Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior series 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. Since the 1940s, these surveys have been produced quarterly through 1977 and monthly thereafter. The surveys conducted in 2002 focused on topics such as evaluations and expectations about personal finances, employment, price changes, and the national business situation. Opinions were collected regarding 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, retirement planning, and refinancing of respondents' mortgages. Other topics typically include ownership, lease, and use of automobiles, respondents' use of personal computers at home and in the office, and respondents' familiarity with and use of the Internet. Demographic information includes ethnic origin, sex, age, marital status, and education.
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this survey series is to forecast changes in aggregate consumer behavior.
  • Methods

    This collection contains four weight variables; WT (HOUSEHOLD HEAD WEIGHT), WT_HH (HOUSEHOLD WEIGHT), WT_ADHD (ADULT HEAD WEIGHT), and WT_AD (ADULT WEIGHT) that must be used in any analysis. For more information on weights and sampling please visit the Surveys of Consumers Web site and refer to the documentation on Sample Design, and the section on Sample Weights.
  • Methods

    ICPSR 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.; Standardized missing values.; Created online analysis version with question text.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, June 2002
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2002-06
  • Collection date: 2002-06
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Population of the United States aged 18 and older in households. Smallest Geographic Unit: region
Sampling
National sample of dwelling units selected by area probability sampling.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)

    Additional information on the Surveys of Consumers can be found by using the Surveys of Consumers Web site.

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34530 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program (2013): Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, June 2002. Version 1. Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34530.v1