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Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, Winter 1974 [electronic resource]

University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program
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Computer Resource; Online
Published
Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 1984
Edition
2006-08-29
Language
English
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ICPSR
ICPSR (Series)
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AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions.
Abstract
This survey was undertaken to assess consumer sentiment and buying plans. Open-ended questions were asked concerning evaluations and expectations about personal finances, employment, recession, price changes, and the national business situation. Variables probe respondents' buying intentions for a house, automobiles, appliances, and other consumer durables, and the respondents' appraisals of present market conditions for purchasing houses and other durables. Additional variables probe respondents' opinions of small foreign cars as compared to small American cars, air pollution, gasoline prices, government spending, especially welfare payments, tax increases, income tax filing and returns, their spending plans for income tax refunds, taxes owed, and respondents' financial status relative to the previous year. Information is also provided on respondents' car ownership and the make and use of it. Demographic variables provide information on respondents' age, sex, race, marital status, education, employment status, occupation, and family income.
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ICPSR 7477
ICPSR (Series) 7477
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