Back-to-school shopping expenditure patterns of U.S. consumers 2017

This survey attempts to explain back-to-school shopping spending plans of U.S. consumers in 2017. In that year, about 53.2 percent of the respondents surveyed said that they estimate to spend about the same amount on back-to-school supplies as they did in the previous year.

How much are you willing to spend on back-to-school supplies compared to last year?

Share of respondents
Plan to spend the same as last year53.2%
Plan to spend more than last year30.1%
Plan to spend less than last year8.4%
Did not shop for back-to-school last year8.3%
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Release date

July 2017


United States

Survey time period

June 30 to July 5, 2017

Number of respondents

7,226 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

U.S. consumers

Method of interview

Online survey

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