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New Haven Community Study

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Dahl, Robert A. (Yale University, New Haven, Conn.)
  • Flanigan, William (Yale University, New Haven, Conn.)
Publication Date
  • Dahl, Robert A. (Data Collector)
  • Flanigan, William Yale University, New Haven, Conn. (Data Collector)
  • R. A. Dahl, W. Flanigan, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    Political attitude of the voters in New Haven as well as their influence on local politics and the problems of the municipality. Topics: Political extent to which informed and political interest; personal political activities; detailed determination of perceived local political problems; evaluation of local leaders and degree of contact; perceived possibilities of personal influence on local problems; membership in clubs and functions taken on; media usage; television habits; party preference in the course of time; party political activities; social origins. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; household income; housing situation; self-assessment of social class; regional origins. Interviewer rating: race.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1959
Geographic Coverage
  • New Haven (US-CT-HVN)
Sampled Universe
Registered voters.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 525
    Number of Variables: 182
Data provider: ICPSR, Study 7205.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0237 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Dahl, Robert A.: Who governs? Democracy and Power in an American City. New Haven: Yale University Press 1961

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Dahl, Robert A.; Flanigan, William (1966): New Haven Community Study. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.