Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 19, Part B - Miscellaneous Expenses - Contributions

Section 19, Part B deals with payments and contributions to persons outside of the consumer unit, and to religious, political, educational and other charitable organizations.

Now I am going to ask about payments and contributions to persons outside of your CU

Since the first of the reference month, have you or any members of your CU given any money by cash, checks, or given any gift cards to ...

* Read each item on list

Since the first of the reference month, have you or any members of your CU paid any of the following . . .

* Read each item on list

Since the first of the reference month, have you or any members of your CU given any money by cash, checks, money orders, or credit cards to benefit . . .

* Read each item on list

Have you or any members of your CU given any...

Earlier this year/Last year the Federal government approved an economic stimulus package. Many households will receive a one-time economic stimulus payment, either by check or direct deposit./Previously you or your CU reported receiving one or more economic stimulus payments. This is also called a tax rebate and is different from a refund on your annual income taxes.

Since the first of the reference month, have you or any members of your CU received a/an additional

What was the payment/contribution for? [enter text] _____________

In what month did you make the payment/contribution? [enter text] _____________

* Enter 13 for same payment/contribution each month of the reference period.

What was the total amount of the payment/contribution?/What is the monthly payment/contribution? [enter value] _____________

Did you make any other payments/contributions for this "payment/contribution item"?

Who was the rebate for? [enter text] _____________

* Collect each rebate separately and include the name(s) of the recipient(s).

In what month did you receive the rebate? [enter text] _____________

What was the total amount of the rebate? [enter value] _____________

* Probe if the amount is not an expected increment such as $300, $600, $900, $1,200, etc

Was the rebate received by - ?

Did you or any members of your CU receive any other tax rebate [economic stimulus payment]?

End of Section 19B

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Last Modified Date: September 19, 2008

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