International Workbook: Political Participation (United States)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Asher, Herbert B. (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio)
  • Brody, Richard (Stanford University)
  • Dennis, Jack (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  • Kovenock, David (University of North Carolina)
  • Miller, Arthur (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  • Miller, Warren E. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  • Richardson, Bradley M. (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio)
  • Shanks, Michael (University of California, Berkeley, Cal.)
  • Weisberg, Herbert F. (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio)
  • Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Publication Date
  • No information available (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Exercise sub-dataset for the Workbook ´Political Participation´. Topics: self-assessment of class; degree of party identification; perceived opportunity to influence the government; interest in the election campaign; interest in the election result; political interest of father during one´s childhood; participation in election events; personal donations; election participation at the last election; regional origin; perceived differences between the parties; media usage for political opinion making; party preference of parents; judgement on one´s own economic situation; most important political topics. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; size of place of residence; union membership; local residency; employment; number of memberships and offices; growing up in the city or country; occupation; occupation of father; social origins.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972-09 / 1973-02
    September to November 1972 November 1972 to February 1973
Geographic Coverage
  • United States (US)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (cluster of area sample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2705
    Number of Variables: 84
The current data set is part of a complete project described in detail in the above-mentioned Workbook. The individual data sets are excerpts from studies archived at the ICPSR or the Zentralarchiv appropriate for an international comparison. The contents of the sub-datasets archived under ZA Study Nos. 1401 to 1408 are largely but not completely identical. This data set is based on the ICPSR Study 7010. The original data set is a three-wave panel. This is a two-wave investigation.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1408 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Asher, Herbert B.; Richardson, Bradley M.; Weisberg, Herbert F.: Political Participation: An ISSC Workbook in Comparative Analysis. Frankfurt/New York: Campus 1984. (Beiträge zur empirischen Sozialforschung)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 242 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22