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Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, November 2013

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior Series
Publication Date
2016-08-11
Language
English
Free Keywords
automobile use; automobiles; consumer attitudes; consumer expectations; consumer expenditures; economic behavior; economic change; economic conditions; economic policy; financial assets; financial planning; gasoline consumption; gasoline prices; government; home ownership; household appliances; household expenditures; household income; housing costs; income; inflation; interest rates; investments; national economy; pensions; personal finances; retirement; savings; Social Security; stock markets; stock prices; unemployment; unemployment rate; vehicles
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 2013 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, and other durables. Also explored in this survey, were respondents' types of savings and financial investments, family income, and retirement planning. Other topics in this series typically include ownership, lease, and use of automobiles. 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.
  • Abstract

    This survey is a rotating panel design. For each monthly sample, an independent cross-section sample of households is drawn. The respondents chosen in this drawing are then reinterviewed six months later. The result is a rotating panel design, and the total sample for any one survey is normally made up of 60 percent new respondents with 40 percent being interviewed for the second time.
  • Methods

    The data are not weighted, however, 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 refer to the documentation and/or visit the Surveys of Consumers Web site.
  • 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.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2013-11
  • 2013-10 / 2013-11
    Collection date: 2013-10--2013-11
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 years or older living in households with telephones within the United States. Smallest Geographic Unit: Census division
Sampling
National sample of dwelling units selected by area probability sampling.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)

    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.

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
  • 36480 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36480.v1

Update Metadata: 2016-08-11 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2016-08-11

University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program (2016): Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, November 2013. Archival Version. Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36480