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Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, October 1998

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior Series
Publication Date
2014-08-08
Language
English
Free Keywords
automobile use; automobiles; computer use; computers; consumer behavior; consumer expectations; economic behavior; economic change; economic conditions; economic policy; financial assets; financial planning; government; health; home ownership; household income; housing costs; income; investments; mental health; national economy; personal finances; religion; retirement; savings; stock markets; stock prices; unemployment; vehicles
Description
  • Abstract

    The Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior (also known as the Surveys of Consumers) series was undertaken to measure changes in consumer attitudes and expectations, to understand why these changes occur, and to evaluate how they relate to consumer decisions to save, borrow, or make discretionary purchases. Since the late 1940s, these surveys have been produced quarterly through 1977 and monthly thereafter. The surveys conducted in 1998 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. Additionally, questions measuring the health and mental health of respondents were asked. 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; however, this collection contains three weight variables that can be used in analysis: V95 (ADULT WEIGHT), V96 (HOUSEHOLD WEIGHT), and WT (HOUSEHOLD WEIGHT (bracketed)). For additional 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
  • Time period: 1998-10
  • Collection date: 1998-10
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)

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

Note
2015-07-24 The producer made corrections and performed recodes on the data; all data and documentation have been updated to reflect these changes.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35181 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR35181.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2015-08-05

University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program (2014): Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, October 1998. Version 2. Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35181.v2