Detroit Area Study, 1996: Social Interaction and Survey Participation

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Deskins, Donald
  • Singer, Eleanor
  • Groves, Robert
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Detroit Area Studies Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
cities; community organizations; community participation; economic behavior; family life; racial attitudes; religious attitudes; religious behavior; social attitudes; social behavior
  • Abstract

    For this survey, respondents from three counties in the Detroit, Michigan, area were queried about their social attitudes, racial attitudes, religion, community participation, and personal interactions. With respect to social attitudes, respondents' views were elicited on education, taxes, community service, participating in surveys, and privacy issues. Other questions closely examined respondents' attitudes toward African Americans in the Detroit area. Those queried were also asked to name community organizations they belonged to, and to list where in the Detroit area they went for shopping, medical care, entertainment, and recreation. Additional questions asked for detailed educational background information, religious attitudes, and place of worship. Background information includes marital status, employment, political orientation, and income. More information about the Detroit Area Studies Project is available on this Web site.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1996
  • Collection date: 1996
Geographic Coverage
  • Detroit
  • Michigan
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Residents 18 years and older in the tri-county area (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb) of Michigan.
A multistage area probability sample of housing units in the Michigan counties of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb. The sample was restricted to adults 18 years of age and older.
2005-12-15 On 2005-08-15 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-12-15 to reflect these additions.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3575 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Groves, Robert M., Singer, Eleanor, Corning, Amy. Leverage-saliency theory of survey participation: Description and an Illustration. Public Opinion Quarterly.64, (3), 299-308.2000.
    • ID: 10.1086/317990 (DOI)
  • Singer, Eleanor, Van Hoewyk, John, Maher, Mary P.. Experiments with incentives in telephone surveys. Public Opinion Quarterly.64, (2), 171-188.2000.
    • ID: 10.1086/317761 (DOI)
  • Singer, Eleanor, Groves, Robert M., Corning, Amy D.. Differential incentives: Beliefs about practices, perceptions of equity, and effects on survey participation. Public Opinion Quarterly.63, (2), 251-260.1999.
    • ID: 10.1086/297714 (DOI)
  • Groves, Robert M., Couper, Mick. Nonresponse in Household Interview Surveys. New York: Wiley. 1998.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15