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Title: Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, July 1984      
dateReleased:
04-08-2015
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08806.v1
ID:
doi:10.3886/ICPSR08806.v1
description:
These surveys were 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. This type of information is essential for forecasting changes in aggregate consumer behavior. Since the late 1940s, these surveys have been produced quarterly through 1977 and monthly thereafter. Each monthly survey contains approximately 40-50 questions and 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 probe buying intentions for automobiles and the respondent's appraisals of present market conditions for purchasing houses, automobiles, and other durables.
description:
Economic Behavior Program. Survey Research Center. University of Michigan, 2015, "Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, July 1984", http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08806.v1
name:
Economic Behavior Program. Survey Research Center. University of Michigan
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997