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Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, August 2004

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
2015-01-19
Language
English
Free Keywords
agriculture; attitudes; automobile ownership; automobile sales; automobiles; Bush, George W.; business; business conditions; defense policy; durable goods; economic change; economic conditions; economic forecasting; economic policy; economics; education; elections; employment; environment; foreign policy; funding; gasoline; gasoline prices; home ownership; household appliances; household income; housing costs; income; income estimates; inflation; inflation rates; information; innovation; interest rates; investments; Kerry, John; media use; news media; pensions; personal finances; pollution; presidential candidates; presidential elections; presidential performance; price trends; prices; real estate; research; retirement; schools; science; scientific research; Social Security; space exploration; standard of living; stock market conditions; stock markets; stock prices; technology; unemployment; unemployment rate; work
Description
  • Abstract

    The Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior series (also known as the Surveys of Consumers) 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. The data regularly include the Index of Consumer Sentiment, the Index of Current Economic Conditions, and the Index of Consumer Expectations. Since the 1940s, these surveys have been produced quarterly through 1977 and monthly thereafter. The surveys conducted in 2004 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, and retirement planning. The August 2004 survey has a section exploring how informed respondents perceive themselves to be about certain science and policy issues as well as questions about science and research. Other topics in this series 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

    The data are not weighted. 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.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2004-07 / 2004-08
    Time period: 2004-07--2004-08
  • 2004-07 / 2004-08
    Collection date: 2004-07--2004-08
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 years or older living in households with telephones within the United States. Smallest Geographic Unit: region
Sampling
National sample of dwelling units selected by area probability sampling.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)

    Version 2 provides an update to the XML file to ensure that precision after decimal places within index and weight variables is preserved.

    Information on the Index of Consumer Sentiment, the Index of Current Economic Conditions, and the Index of Consumer Expectations and how they were created can be found in the ICPSR Codebook.

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

Note
2015-02-13 Updated the XML file to ensure that precision after decimal places within index and weight variables is preserved.
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
  • 35364 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR35364.v2

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-07-01

University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program (2015): Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, August 2004. 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/ICPSR35364.v1