Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 17, Part B - Books and Entertainment

Section 17, Part B deals with expenses for participation in sports, admissions to sporting or other events, and purchases of various entertainment items such as books, magazines, newspapers, music CDs or tapes, photographic film, and video tapes or DVDs.

Since the first the reference month, have you or any members of your household paid any fees for participating in sports such as golf, bowling, biking, hockey, football, or swimming?

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What was the total expense? [enter value] __________

How much of the total amount was spent this month? [enter value] ________

Since the first the reference month, have you or any members of your household ....

Paid any single admissions to spectator sports such as football, baseball, hockey, racing, or track events?

* Include ticket/admission service fees and surcharges.

What was the total expense? [enter value] ________

How much of the total amount was spent this month? [enter value] ________

Since the first the reference month, have you or any members of your household ....

Paid any single admissions to performances such as movies, plays, operas, or concerts?

* Include ticket/admission service fees and surcharges.

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What was the total expense? [enter value] ________

How much of the total amount was spent this month? [enter value] ________

Since the first the reference month, have you or any members of your household ....

Paid any single admission to other entertainment activities such as museums, amusement parks, zoos, or state parks?

* Include ticket/admission service fees and surcharges.

What was the total expense? [enter value] ________

How much of the total amount was spent this month? [enter value] ________

Since the first the reference month, have you or any members of your household ....

Bought any books, including paperbacks and reference books, which were not purchased through a book club? Do not include school books.

What was the total expense? [enter value] ________

How much of the total amount was spent this month? [enter value] ________

Since the first the reference month, have you or any members of your household ....

Purchased single copies of newspapers, magazines, or periodicals (non-subscription)?

What was the total expense? [enter value] ________

How much of the total amount was spent this month? [enter value] ________

Since the first the reference month, have you or any members of your household ....

Purchased CDs, audio tapes, or records?

* Report blank CDs or audio tapes in Section 6B under item code 29.

What was the total expense? [enter value] ________

How much of the total amount was spent this month? [enter value] ________

Since the first the reference month, have you or any members of your household ....

Purchased any photographic film?

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What was the total expense? [enter value] ________

How much of the total amount was spent this month? [enter value] ________

Since the first the reference month, have you or any members of your household ....

Paid for film processing or the printing of digital photographs?

What was the total expense? [enter value] ________

How much of the total amount was spent this month? [enter value] ________

Since the first the reference month, have you or any members of your household ....

Purchased any video tapes or DVD's?

* Report blank video tapes or blank DVDs in Section 6B under item code 29.

What was the total expense? [enter value] ________

How much of the total amount was spent this month? [enter value] ________

Since the first the reference month, have you or any members of your household ....

Rented any video tapes or DVDs?

What was the total expense? [enter value] ________

How much of the total amount was spent this month? [enter value] ________

End of Section 17B

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Last Modified Date: April 5, 2010

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