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The Civic Culture Study

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Almond, Gabriel A. (Center of International Studies, Princeton University)
  • Verba, Sidney (Center of International Studies, Princeton University)
Publication Date
  • Research Services, London (Data Collector)
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • Istituto Italiano dell' Opinione Pubblica, Milano (Data Collector)
  • International Research Associates of Mexico, Mexico City (Data Collector)
  • National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago, Ill. (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Issues
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Family life and marriage
  • Abstract

    Political basic positions, political culture and political socialization of the population in the United Kingdom, the FRG, Italy, Mexico and the USA. Topics: The content of the investigation is described under ZA Study No. 0027. Demography: place of birth; regional origins; marital status; number of children; media usage; political discussion; party membership; party inclination; school education; employment; occupation; professional position; membership; religious denomination; religiousness; age (classified); income; sex. Interviewer rating: place of interview; city size; region; race; social class of respondent; attitude of respondent to interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1959-06 / 1959-07
Geographic Coverage
  • England (GB-ENG)
  • Scotland (GB-SCT)
  • Wales [Cymru] (GB-WLS)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Mexico (MX)
  • United States (US)
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 4891
    Number of Variables: 211
This data set presents a summary of ZA Study Nos. 027 to 0031.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0624 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 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: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Almond, Gabriel A.; Verba, Sidney (1970): The Civic Culture Study. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.