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University of Michigan Survey Research Center Economic Behavior Program

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Works: 361 works in 887 publications in 1 language and 1,716 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals 
Classifications: HC110.S3, 658
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Surveys of consumers by University of Michigan ( )
in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
User guide to the panel study of income dynamics ( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, April 1979 by Economic Behavior Program. Survey Research Center. University of Michigan ( )
20 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These surveys were done 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. Each quarterly survey contains approximately 40 questions, each of which 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
Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, Spring 1958 by University of Michigan ( )
8 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This News Media Survey provides information on consumer media exposure and interests, exposure to and views about science, opinions about scientists and Russian science, and long-distance telephone usage over time. Variables explore respondents' exposure to various media, their use of the media as a source of scientific information, their attitudes toward science, and the effects of science on society, their opinions of the character of scientists and the comparative quality of Russian and United States science, and the extent and quality of respondents' information about earth satellites. Other variables present information on the effects of the recession on respondents' families, their financial assets relative to the previous year, and their air travel. Demographic variables provide information on age, sex, race, marital status, education, occupation, religion, family size, and family income
Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, Spring 1962 ( )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This survey was undertaken to assess consumer sentiment and buying plans, as well as to provide information on the geographic mobility of adults and families. Open-ended questions were asked concerning evaluations and expectations about price changes, the unemployment problem, recession, and the national business situation. Questions were also asked on travel, reasons for travel, cost, mode of transportation, and vacation place preference. Other questions focused on welfare, state or local government aid or assistance, respondents' pension plans, savings, self-perceived class status, United States citizenship, type of house and neighborhood lived in, political party identification, voting behavior, and the degree of respondents' interest in politics. Information was also obtained on respondents' attitudes toward various forms of savings and various types of employment agencies. Additional variables probe respondents' buying intentions for a house, automobiles, appliances, and other consumer durables, as well as respondents' appraisals of present market conditions for purchasing these items. Other variables probe respondents' opinions of the Cold War between the former Soviet Union and the West and its effect on business conditions in the United States, as well as their assessment of their financial status relative to the previous year. Demographic variables provide information on actual and expected family size, age, marital status, sex, race, place of birth, education, occupation, family income, and religion.... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/03626.xml
Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, July 1996 by University of Michigan ( )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study 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 late 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, the national business climate, present market conditions for the the purchasing of houses, automobiles, personal computers, and other durables, familiarity with and expected use of the Internet, and information about family and company vehicles. Demographic information includes race, ethnic origin, sex, age, education, marital status, and household size and income
Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, July 1997 ( )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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.... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/04389.xml
Survey of consumer attitudes and behavior, Summer 1976 by University of Michigan ( )
4 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. Additional variables probe respondents' buying intentions for a house, automobiles, appliances, and other consumer durables, and respondents' appraisals of present market conditions for purchasing houses and other durables. Other variables probe respondents' assessments of their financial status relative to the previous year, as well as their opinions of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter in comparative terms as to who would do a better job and improve the economy if elected as president, and of fuel economy cars. Information is also provided on respondents' investments in stocks or bonds, debts owed, car owned and the plans to buy a new vehicle, towns lived in five years ago, type of house lived in currently and for what length of time in the year, and the number of telephones owned. Demographic variables provide information on respondents' age, sex, race, marital status, education, occupation, employment status, and family income
Survey of Consumer Finances, 1965 ( )
4 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This data collection is one in a series of financial surveys of consumers conducted annually since 1946. In a nationally representative sample, the head of each family unit was interviewed. The 1965 data are based on family unit. The questions in the 1965 survey covered the respondent's attitudes toward national economic conditions (e.g., the effect of Vietnam War involvement and relations with other communist countries on United States business) and price activity, as well as the respondent's own financial situation. Other questions examined the family unit head's occupation, and the nature and amount of the family's income, debts, liquid assets, changes in liquid assets, savings, investment preferences, and actual and expected purchases of cars and other major durables. In addition, the survey explored in detail the subject of housing, e.g., previous and present home ownership, value of respondent's dwelling, and mortgage information. Information was also gathered on family income (its source and distribution), and larger recreational and hobby equipment purchases. Personal data include age and education of head, household composition, and occupation.... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/07445.xml
Survey of consumer attitudes and behavior, Spring 1975 by University of Michigan ( )
5 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
and lawlessness, the role of government in improving the quality of life of the people, job satisfaction, monetary drive of lawyers and doctors and the state of the public good, and unionization of workers, as well as their financial status relative to the previous year and relative to that of their parents at a comparable age. Information is also provided on respondents' car ownership and the make and use of it, religious group affiliation, hobbies, political influence, political party identification, and self-identified ideological position. Demographic variables provide information on respondents' age, sex, race, marital status, education, occupation, employment status, religion, and family income
Survey of consumer attitudes and behavior, Winter 1976 by University of Michigan ( )
5 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This survey was undertaken to assess consumer sentiment and buying plans as well as views on price fluctuations. Open-ended questions were asked concerning evaluations and expectations about personal finances, employment, recession, price changes, and the national business situation. Additional variables probe respondents' buying intentions for a house, automobiles, appliances, and other consumer durables, and respondents' appraisals of present market conditions for purchasing houses and other durables. Other variables probe respondents' assessments of their financial status relative to the previous year, their satisfaction with their savings, and their opinions on penalties for marijuana use, public speeches against democracy, communism and free speech, degree of government control of local education, causes of crime and lawlessness, gun permit law, public officials' responsiveness to public opinion, United States' intervention in the world's trouble spots, the comparative effect of a Democratic president and a Republican president on the economy, air pollution, and the relative value of small and standard full-size cars. Information is also provided on respondents' monetary debts, previous and future planned vacation trips, and car ownership and the plans to buy a new one. Demographic variables provide information on respondents' age, sex, race, marital status, education, occupation, employment status, and income.... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/07543.xml
Survey of Consumer Finances, 1961 ( )
4 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This data collection is one in a series of financial surveys of consumers conducted annually since 1946. In a nationally representative sample, the head of each spending unit (usually the husband, the main earner, or the owner of the home) was interviewed. The basic unit of reference in the study was the spending unit, but some family data are also available. The questions in the 1961 survey covered the respondent's attitudes toward national economic conditions and price activity, as well as the respondent's own financial situation. Other questions examined the spending unit head's occupation, and the nature and amount of the spending unit's income, debts, liquid assets, changes in liquid assets, savings, investment preferences, and actual and expected purchases of cars and other major durables. In addition, the survey explored in detail the subject of housing, e.g., previous and present home ownership, value of respondent's dwelling, and mortgage information. The survey also gathered detailed information on jobs and job histories. Personal data include number of people in the spending unit, age, sex, and education of the head, and the race and sex of the respondent.... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/07441.xml
Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, Spring 1967 by University of Michigan ( )
4 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study was undertaken primarily to assess consumer sentiment and buying plans. It constitutes the economic portion of the data that were elicited by the Spring 1967 survey. Open-ended questions were asked concerning evaluations and expectations about personal finances, employment, recession, price changes, and the national business situation. Additional questions probed 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. Other items elicited respondents' perceptions of home mortgage credit and changes in interest rates, and their financial status relative to the previous year. Demographic variables provide information on respondents' age, sex, occupation, race, and family income for 1966
Survey of Consumer Finances, 1960 ( )
5 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The questions in the 1960 survey covered the respondent's attitudes toward national economic conditions and price activity, as well as the respondent's own financial situation. Other questions examined the spending unit head's occupation, and the nature and amount of the spending unit's income, debts, liquid assets, changes in liquid assets, savings, investment preferences, and actual and expected purchases of cars and other major durables. In addition, the survey explored in detail the subject of housing, e.g., previous and present home ownership, value of respondent's dwelling, and mortgage information. Personal data include number of people in the spending unit, age, sex, and education of the head, and the race and sex of the respondent
Survey of Consumer Finances, 1962 ( )
4 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This data collection is one in a series of financial surveys of consumers conducted annually since 1946. In a nationally representative sample, the head of each spending unit (usually the husband, the main earner, or the owner of the home) was interviewed. The basic unit of reference in the study was the spending unit, but some family data are also available. The questions in the 1962 survey covered the respondent's attitudes toward national economic conditions and price activity, as well as the respondent's own financial situation. Other questions examined the spending unit head's occupation, and the nature and amount of the spending unit's income, debts, liquid assets, changes in liquid assets, savings, investment preferences, and actual and expected purchases of cars and other major durables. In addition, the survey explored in detail the subject of housing, e.g., previous and present home ownership, value of respondent's dwelling, and mortgage information. The survey paid particular attention to assets and net worth. Personal data include number of people in the spending unit, age, sex, and education of the head, and the race and sex of the respondent.... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/07442.xml
Survey of Consumer Finances, 1964 ( )
3 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The questions in the 1964 survey covered the respondent's attitudes toward national economic conditions and price activity, as well as the respondent's own financial situation. Other questions examined the family unit head's occupation, and the nature and amount of the family's income, debts, liquid assets, changes in liquid assets, savings, investment preferences, and actual and expected purchases of cars and other major durables. In addition, the survey explored in detail the subject of housing, e.g., previous and present home ownership, value of respondent's dwelling, and mortgage information. The survey also gathered detailed information on savings, assets, and stock ownership. Personal data include age and education of head, household composition, and occupation
Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, Fall 1953 Purchase Decisions by University of Michigan ( )
4 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This survey was undertaken to assess consumer sentiment and buying plans, as well as purchase decisions for durable household goods. Open-ended questions were asked concerning evaluations and expectations about personal finances, employment, recession, price changes, the world political situation, and the national business situation. Additional 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. Other questions were asked about respondents' assessments of their financial status relative to the previous year and in the immediate future, and their political party identification. Demographic variables provide information on age, sex, race, marital status, education, family income, and employment
Survey of Consumer Finances, 1963 ( )
3 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The questions in the 1963 survey covered the respondent's attitudes toward national economic conditions and price activity, as well as the respondent's own financial situation. Other questions examined the spending unit head's occupation, and the nature and amount of the spending unit's income, debts, liquid assets, changes in liquid assets, savings, investment preferences, and actual and expected purchases of cars and other major durables. In addition, the survey explored in detail the subject of housing, e.g., previous and present home ownership, value of respondent's dwelling, and mortgage information. The survey also gathered detailed information on marriage, family, and family planning. Personal data include number of people in the spending unit, age, sex, and education of the head, and the race and sex of the respondent
Survey of Consumer Finances, 1966 ( )
3 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Starting in 1966, in order to examine the effect that increased car ownership was having on American families, the data collected in this series were organized so that they could be analyzed by both family unit and car unit. The 1966 data are based on car unit. Survey questions regarding automobiles included number of drivers and car owners in the family, make and model of each car, purchase method, car financing and installment debt, and expectations of car purchases in the coming year. Other questions in the 1966 survey covered the respondent's attitudes toward national economic conditions (e.g., the effect of Vietnam War involvement and relations with other communist countries on United States business) and price activity, as well as the respondent's own financial situation. Other questions examined the family unit head's occupation, and the nature and amount of the family's income, debts, liquid assets, changes in liquid assets, savings, investment preferences, and actual and expected purchases of major durables
Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior, Summer 1962 by University of Michigan ( )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
neighborhood lived in, pension plans, and experience with and feelings about various employment agencies. Demographic variables provide information on age, sex, race, place of birth, religion, education, occupation, employment, marital status, family composition, and family income
 
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