University of Michigan

Consumption, Sentiment


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Survey of Consumers - The Surveys of Consumers are conducted by Richard T. Curtin at the University of Michigan. Founded in 1946 by George Katona, the surveys have long stressed the important influence of consumer spending and saving decisions in determining the course of the national economy. Each monthly survey contains approximately 50 core questions, each of which tracks a different aspect of consumer attitudes and expectations. A minimum of 500 interviews is conducted for each survey. (Monthly)

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