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Public Attitudes to Privacy

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Research Bureau, London
  • Younger Committee
Publication Date
  • Research Bureau, London (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Group
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Law, crime and legal systems
    • Information and communication
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    Perceived restrictions or violations of the private sphere and desire for legal regulations to protect personal data. Topics: Most important political goals; significance of the private sphere and perceived development of restrictions or violations of the private sphere; naming institutions violating the private sphere; attitude to publication of private matters in press and radio; perceived irritation by advertising broadcasts; attitude to central registration in the election register and to information storage in computers; scale of personal data desired to be non-public. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; size of household; housing situation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1971-03 / 1971-05
Geographic Coverage
  • United Kingdom (GB)
    Great Britain without Northern Ireland
Sampled Universe
Age: 18 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: 1639
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0656 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Research Bureau, London; Younger Committee (1971): Public Attitudes to Privacy. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.