Consumer Behavior

Consumer Behavior Statistics & Trends

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Consumers Worldwide Concerned About Tech Addiction [CHART]

via Many consumers worldwide worry that technology is overtaking their lives, finds Euro RSCG Worldwide in an April 2012 report. Dividing the more than 7,000 respondents from 19 countries up into prosumers (leading-edge consumers who are an indicator of what the mainstream will soon be doing and thinking) and mainstream consumers (84% of the…

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Mother’s Day Spending On The Rise [CHART]

via nrf-mothers-day-spending-2007-2012-april2012.jpgTotal US spending related to Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13, 2012) should reach almost $18.6 billion this year, according to an April 2012 survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and BIGinsight. This figure is up 13.8% from $13.1 billion in 2011, and is driven by a more than 8% rise in average…

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Top Mobile Purchases: Clothes, Books, DVDs & Video Games [CHART]

via Clothes (53%), books (46%), and DVDs and video games (42%) are the top 3 mobile purchases among American shoppers, reports WorldPay [download page] in an April 2012 study. Clothes (32%) and books (22%) also fared well when looking at overall online spending behavior, though department stores (42%) emerged as the top category within…

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Millennials & Privacy [CHART]

via Data from Euro RSCG Worldwide’s “This Digital Life” indicates that a high proportion of global consumers worry about the privacy habits of Millennials. In fact, 61% of those aged over 55 worry about the impact digital technology and social media are having on young people, with 57% of 35-54-year-olds and 53% of 18-34-year-olds…

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Worldwide Privacy Concerns, By Generation [CHART]

via The majority of consumers of all ages across the world feel that people share too much about their personal thoughts and experiences online, with 71% of those 55 and older saying a return to more privacy is needed, and 62% of 35-54-year-olds and 57% of 18-34-year-olds agreeing, according to an Euro RSCG Worldwide…

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Global Attitudes Toward Modern Life [CHART]

via Modernity doesn’t equate to progress for a large proportion of consumers across the world, finds Euro RSCG Worldwide in a survey of more than 7,000 adults in 19 countries. Comparing results from mainstream consumers and “prosumers” (those who are leading-edge, making up 16% of the sample), the survey finds that 62% of prosumers…

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Growth/Decline Of Online Spending, By Country [CHART]

via Looking at how online spending has changed since the start of the global recession, WorldPay discovered that 63% of consumers in China report spending more online, compared to just 5% who say they spend less. This net growth of 58% was far higher than the nearest country, India, with net growth of 30%…

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Share Of Disposable Income Spent Online By Country [CHART]

via US consumers spend 23% of their disposable income online, slightly higher than the 22% average across 15 countries studied by WorldPay [download page] in an April 2012 report. Online consumers in India were found to spend the greatest share of their disposable income online, at 33%, followed by those in China (31%), Brazil…

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