Mountain View
biomedical and healthCAre Data Discovery Index Ecosystem
help Advanced Search
Title: Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, August 1997      
dateReleased:
04-08-2015
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04391.v1
ID:
doi:10.3886/ICPSR04391.v1
description:
This survey 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. This type of information is essential for forecasting changes in aggregate consumer behavior. Since the 1940s, these surveys have been produced quarterly through 1977 and monthly thereafter. Each monthly survey probes a different aspect of consumer confidence. Open-ended questions are asked concerning 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. Other questions focused on respondents' use of personal computers at home and in the office, respondents' familiarity with and use of the Internet, and respondents' ownership, lease, and use of automobiles. Demographic information includes ethnic origin, sex, age, marital status, and education.
description:
University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program, 2015, "Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, August 1997", http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04391.v1
name:
University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997