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The Civic Culture Study (United Kingdom)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Almond, Gabriel A. (Center of International Studies, Princeton University)
  • Verba, Sidney (Center of International Studies, Princeton University)
Publication Date
1959
Contributor
  • Research Services, London (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Ideology
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Family life and marriage
Description
  • Abstract

    Political basic positions, political culture and political socialization of the population in the United Kingdom. Topics: 1.) Political conduct: political interest and political extent to which informed; political conversations and political participation; political alienation; most important political problems of the country; assessment of the effect of laws and opportunities to participate of the citizen on political decisions; expected political involvement of the individual; personal participation in and influence on local and national political decision-making processes; judgement on the political influence of individual special interest groups in the nation; evaluation of the duties of the citizen regarding his country; assessment of the effects of petitions and complaints; satisfaction with the government system; perceived national pride; judgement on the treatment experienced in contact with authorities; behavior at the polls in earlier elections at national and local level; decision difficulties before elections; attitude to election campaigns; image of the most important parties; party preference; party membership; religiousness. 2.) Socialization: distribution of decision-making authorities in one´s family; sanction conduct of parents in one´s family and teachers in school; judgement on personal influence on the family before the 16th year of life; attitude to a right to a say for the children in one´s family; judgement on the political education experienced in school; personal interest and interest of teachers in politics. Scale: democratic attitude. Interviewer rating: social class affiliation and willingness of respondent to cooperate; ability of respondent to express himself; interview surroundings; city size; race of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1959-06 / 1959-07
Geographic Coverage
  • England (GB-ENG)
  • Scotland (GB-SCT)
  • Wales [Cymru] (GB-WLS)
Sampled Universe
Age: 18 and older
Sampling
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 963
    Number of Variables: 166
Note
The study is part of an international comparative investigation (see ZA Study Nos. 0028 to 0031). These studies are also available as a complete data set. Data provider: ICPSR, Study 7201.
Availability
Delivery
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0027 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Almond, Gabriel A.; Verba, Sidney: The Civic Culture: Political Attitudes and Democracy in 5 Nations. Princeton, N. J.: Princeton Univ. Press 1963

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 68 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Almond, Gabriel A.; Verba, Sidney (1959): The Civic Culture Study (United Kingdom). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.0027