ERIC Number: ED070842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Consumer. U.S. Metric Study Interim Report.
National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.
This interim report, as the seventh in a series was prepared by the National Bureau of Standards to provide a better basis for Congressional evaluation of the feasibility of a United States changeover to a metric system. Information is presented on American consumers' knowledge of the metric system and on their attitudes and opinions regarding metrication in the United States. The effects of increasing worldwide metric usage on selected areas of consumer concern are discussed. This study is based on: (1) an extensive survey conducted by the Survey Research Center for the University of Michigan, and (2) papers on specific areas of consumer interest. The survey data permitted an analysis of the receptivity of consumers to metrication, and of the need and possible effectiveness of a program to educate citizens should planned metrication be undertaken. Various tables present the data. Related documents are available as VT 018 023-018 028, and VT 018 036-018 037 in this issue, and VT 017 558 and VT 017 564 in March 1973 RIE. (Editor/AG)
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Consumer Science, Glossaries, Government Publications, Government Role, Majority Attitudes, Metric System, National Surveys, Social Change, Social Problems, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Catalog No. C13.10:345-7, $1.25)
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.