About Johns Manville
Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales in excess of $2 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs approximately 7,800 people and operates 41 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China.
About the Survey
The 2008 Rebate Check Spending survey was conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for building products manufacturer Johns Manville. The survey was conducted via telephone April 11 – 14, 2008, and contacted a total of 751 U.S. adults 18 years of age and older who are homeowners in the continental United States. Results were weighted by age, gender, race and region to ensure a representative sample. Using Opinion Research’s CARAVAN methodology, the data was collected from a national probability telephone sample, a form of random-digit-dialing (RDD). Respondents were asked seven questions regarding their thoughts and planned uses of the federal economic stimulus rebate checks. The margin of error for results based on the total survey is plus or minus four percentage points.