Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, August 2010 Archival Version

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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 2010 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. Explored in this survey were respondents' types of savings and financial investments, loan use, family income, retirement planning, and debt. This survey also asked respondents about political affiliation, health care, general feelings, and opinions on independent living communities. Other topics in this series typically include ownership, lease, and use of automobiles, respondents' use of personal computers at home and in the office, and respondents' familiarity with and use of the Internet. Demographic information include ethnic origin, sex, age, marital status, and education. The purpose of this survey series is to forecast changes in aggregate consumer behavior. The data are not weighted. This collection contains four weights; 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 visit the Surveys of Consumers Web site and refer to the documentation on Sample Design and the section on Sample Weights. 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.. Persons aged 18 years or older living in households with telephones within the United States. Smallest Geographic Unit: Census division National sampling of dwelling units selected by area probability sampling. 2015-09-14 This collection has been fully curated and is being updated to include SPSS, SAS, and Stata data and setup files, a tab-delimited data file, an R data file, and a PDF codebook. 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 Survey of Consumers can be found by visiting the Surveys of Consumers Web site.

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DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.3886/ICPSR35436
Related Identifier DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR35436.v1
Metadata Access https://www.da-ra.de/oaip/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:oai.da-ra.de:451835
Provenance
Creator University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Publication Year 2015
Rights 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).
Contact ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Representation
Language English
Resource Type Dataset;survey data
Coverage
Discipline Economic
Spatial Coverage {"United States","2010-07 - 2010-08","Time period: 2010-07--2010-08","2010-07 - 2010-08","Collection date: 2010-07--2010-08"}
Temporal Coverage {"United States","2010-07 - 2010-08","Time period: 2010-07--2010-08","2010-07 - 2010-08","Collection date: 2010-07--2010-08"}