These resources provide psychographic information about consumers.
All market reports include information on consumer segments. Also, check the "Lifestyle" reports.
Use DemographicsNow to get Mosaic and Simmons National Consumer Study consumer segmentation information for a geographic area. Create summary, comparison or ranking reports for locations.
MosaicUSA Consumer Segmentation: The DemographicsNow database contains MosaicUSA consumer segmentation profiles. MosaicUSA describes/classifies American consumers in 71 types and 19 overarching groupings that share similar demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. Get detailed information about the sociodemographics, lifestyles, behaviors and culture of consumers within each of the 19 groups and 71 segements. For an overview of MosaicUSA, take a look at the MosaicUSA Guide and the MosaicUSA Handbook.
Find the MosaicUSA profile descriptions in DemographicsNow:
The Simmons National Consumer Study gathers information on the lifestyles, media habits and product/brand preferences of American families. More information about Simmons is available in DemographicsNow:
Demographic, lifestyle, product usage & media data based on survey of over 27,000 consumers.
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Nielsen Segmentation & Market Solutions (Neilsen SMS) replaces the Local Market Audience Analyst (LMAA) database. Nielsen SMS provides demographic and consumer market segmentation data by geographic place (DMA, county, or state). Users can access pre-defined report templates to generate Pop-Facts Demographics Reports (Effective Buying Income; Pop-Facts Demographics; Pop-Facts Demographics By Age Race Sex; Pop-Facts Demographics Trend; Pop-Facts Executive Summary; Pop-Facts Household Income By Age of Householder and Senior Life) and Segmentation Reports (Consumer Concentration; Market Potential; Profile Ranking Index; Profile Worksheet; Segment Distribution; Target Concentration; Target Segment Measures). Segmentation reports include PRIZM Social Groups and PRIZM Lifestage Group.
Search Tip #1: Find Consumer Lifestyles information. In the top navigation bar, hover over [CONSUMERS] and click on [Lifestyles]. Under the [Analysis Finder] section, use the drop-down to select [Content], then use the [Choose a Geography...] drop-down box to select a country. Start with the Consumer Lifestyles Report for the country you've chosen, then explore the other data and analysis.
Search Tip #2: Look for consumer information in Industry Profiles and Category Briefings. There are a few different search options available on the main landing page:
Tip: Check the Consumer Behavior handbook for consumer demographic data and analysis of consumer segments, spending and behaviors.
Technology-related topics. Includes statistics, trends and analysis of how consumers think about, buy, and use technology. Please Note: Forrester requires a special username & password - contact the Reference Desk 781.891.2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
* Database only available at the CMT (Center for Marketing Technology) in Morison Hall.
TAPSCAN provides detailed data about the lifestyle, shopping and media habits of specific demographic and geographic groups. Data is from Nielsen/Arbitron/Scarborough.
Details the socioeconomic trends of the last half of the twentieth century and the first decade of the 21st. It includes comprehensive coverage of historical statistics, including single-year data on many topics such as school enrollment, SAT scores, hospital admissions, employment status of men and women, living arrangements of children, marital status, and geographic mobility.
The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) from the BLS measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing.
Presents the details about how people spend their time. Includes some unpublished data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' American Time Use Survey.
Reveals what the public thinks about a variety of topics by the demographics that shape perspective (sex, age, race, and education).
Presents data on attitudes, education, health, housing, income, labor force, living arrangements, population, spending, time use, and wealth. This edition of The American Marketplace contains attitudinal data from the 2010 General Social Survey. The chapter on time use examines data from the 2009 American Time Use Survey. Also included are up-to-date income and labor force data and 2010 census data profiling the Asian, black, and Hispanic populations. Data in the spending chapter reveal how spending patterns are changing.