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Fortune Survey of American Executives

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Survey Research Center, University of California, Berkeley
Publication Date
  • Survey Research Center, University of California, Berkeley (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Elites and leadership
  • Abstract

    Job situation and party preference of American executives. Topics: Detailed information on education and professional history; study main focus; occupational mobility; frequency of change of companies; length of current position and company employment; planned pension age; party offices held; government offices and positions as director in another company; length of military service and highest rank; attitude to more businessmen in politics; contacts with political leaders; participation in charitable events; party membership and participation as delegate in a party congress; party preference and preferred candidate for president; annual vacation and time worked each week. Demography: regional and social origins; age; marital status; school education; occupation; professional position; income; housing situation; party preference; place of birth.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1959-09
Geographic Coverage
  • United States (US)
Sampled Universe
Sampling Procedure Comment: No exact information is available about details of the sampling procedure.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1708
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0114 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Survey Research Center, University of California, Berkeley (1964): Fortune Survey of American Executives. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.