SGI-USA Membership Survey, 1997

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PRICEREL

Now, we'd like to know how you would respond to a couple of common decisions. For each situation, please indicate how you would most likely respond. Suppose you were shopping for a new appliance. You need it soon, but you want to make a careful decision. Would be more likely to spend your time shopping around for the best price, or researching the reliability and performance of the products?
  1) Shopping for the best price.
  2) Researching reliability and performance.
  3) Can't choose

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Shopping for the best price. 138 35.4% 35.4% -1.24
Researching reliability and performance. 230 59% 94.4% .52
Can't choose 22 5.6% 100% 2.28

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 25 25-39 40-49 50-64 65 + TOTAL
Shopping for the best price. 37.5%
3
35.5%
39
35.9%
46
32.6%
29
37.1%
13
35.1%
130
Researching reliability and performance. 62.5%
5
60.0%
66
57.8%
74
60.7%
54
60.0%
21
59.5%
220
Can't choose 0.0%
0
4.5%
5
6.3%
8
6.7%
6
2.9%
1
5.4%
20
TOTAL 100.0%
8
100.0%
110
100.0%
128
100.0%
89
100.0%
35

370


Education (I-EDUC)

High school or less Some college Trade school, or junior college Bachelor's degree Graduate or professional degree TOTAL
Shopping for the best price. 40.0%
22
38.4%
38
32.9%
25
33.3%
30
33.8%
22
35.6%
137
Researching reliability and performance. 56.4%
31
57.6%
57
61.8%
47
60.0%
54
58.5%
38
59.0%
227
Can't choose 3.6%
2
4.0%
4
5.3%
4
6.7%
6
7.7%
5
5.5%
21
TOTAL 100.0%
55
100.0%
99
100.0%
76
100.0%
90
100.0%
65

385


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced/Separated Widowed Single Other (please specify) TOTAL
Shopping for the best price. 33.8%
53
44.8%
13
34.7%
25
30.0%
6
37.0%
37
42.9%
3
35.6%
137
Researching reliability and performance. 61.1%
96
44.8%
13
55.6%
40
70.0%
14
59.0%
59
57.1%
4
58.7%
226
Can't choose 5.1%
8
10.3%
3
9.7%
7
0.0%
0
4.0%
4
0.0%
0
5.7%
22
TOTAL 100.0%
157
100.0%
29
100.0%
72
100.0%
20
100.0%
100
100.0%
7

385


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian/Pacific Islander Latino/Hispanic Other (please specify) TOTAL
Shopping for the best price. 34.0%
53
37.5%
21
39.1%
34
40.9%
9
28.6%
16
35.3%
133
Researching reliability and performance. 58.3%
91
58.9%
33
57.5%
50
54.5%
12
64.3%
36
58.9%
222
Can't choose 7.7%
12
3.6%
2
3.4%
3
4.5%
1
7.1%
4
5.8%
22
TOTAL 100.0%
156
100.0%
56
100.0%
87
100.0%
22
100.0%
56

377


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Shopping for the best price. 24.6%
30
40.9%
105
35.6%
135
Researching reliability and performance. 69.7%
85
53.3%
137
58.6%
222
Can't choose 5.7%
7
5.8%
15
5.8%
22
TOTAL 100.0%
122
100.0%
257

379


Household income (I-INCOME)

< $20,000 $20,000 - $30,000 $30,000 - $40,000 $40,000 - $50,000 $50,000 - $60,000 $60,000+ TOTAL
Shopping for the best price. 38.3%
44
35.2%
31
32.8%
21
34.2%
13
22.2%
4
31.3%
10
34.6%
123
Researching reliability and performance. 57.4%
66
58.0%
51
62.5%
40
52.6%
20
72.2%
13
65.6%
21
59.4%
211
Can't choose 4.3%
5
6.8%
6
4.7%
3
13.2%
5
5.6%
1
3.1%
1
5.9%
21
TOTAL 100.0%
115
100.0%
88
100.0%
64
100.0%
38
100.0%
18
100.0%
32

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