Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, February 2015
- University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program
- Surveys of Consumers (Alternative Title)
- Version 1 (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
AbstractThe 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 2015 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. Other topics in this series typically include mortgage refinancing, debt, and consumer confidence in financial institutions. 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.
MethodsThis study is a rotating panel design. For each monthly sample, an independent cross-section sample of households is drawn. The respondents chosen in the drawing are then reinterviewed six months later. The results 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.
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: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Created online analysis version with question text.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
- DS0: Study-Level Files
- DS1: Public-Use Data
- DS2: Restricted-Use Data
Time period: 2015-02
Collection date: 2015-01-29--2015-02-23
2015-01-29 / 2015-02-23
computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)
- 37434 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Update Metadata: 2020-12-16 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2020-12-16