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Omnibus Study, Fall 1973

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • University of Michigan. Survey Research Center
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
armed forces; bureaucracy; charities; corporations; cost of living; economic conditions; economic trends; educational system; employment; expectations; federal government; government performance; higher education; income; labor unions; local government; local politics; mass media; Nixon Administration (1969-1974); personal finances; political attitudes; political expectations; political leaders; political parties; price trends; public confidence; public officials; secondary education; state government; state supreme courts; tax exemptions; tax legislation; trust in government; United States; United States Congress; United States Supreme Court
  • Abstract

    This study was specifically designed for investigators who wanted to collect data on a national sample, but only required part of an interview. The survey explored the following topics: economic situation, attitudes toward the political system, views and beliefs about selected institutions, philanthropic contributions, and background questions. In the economic section respondents were asked how they viewed their own and the country's economic situations in comparison to the previous year, and what their expectations were for the next 12 months. Questions referred to personal finances, employment, price changes, and the national business situation. The economic variables are also included in SURVEY OF CONSUMER ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR, FALL 1973 (ICPSR 7525). The second section contained questions of a political nature, focusing on trust in the federal government and the evaluation of major political institutions, such as the United States Congress, the Supreme Court, the president, the military, and the major political parties. The third section elicited respondents' views of selected institutions, including big business, local, state, and federal governments, churches, schools, colleges and universities, labor unions, and the media. The fourth section assessed general attitudes toward philanthropy and the effects of the growth of public philanthropy on private giving. Respondents were also asked to what extent their contributions to charity were, or would be, affected by recent changes in tax law such as the elimination of tax breaks. Demographic variables include sex, age, ethnicity, marital status, level of education, marital status, duration of present and past marriages, employment status, main occupation, and labor union membership.
  • Abstract


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1973
  • Collection date: 1973
Sampled Universe
Adult population of the United States, aged 18 and older.
National cross-section sample.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI)
  • telephone interview
2020-09-09 Removed variables V9, V10, and V11 for disclosure issues.2006-08-29 This study has been updated from OSIRIS and now includes SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files, a SAS transport (XPORT) file, a SPSS portable file, and a Stata system file.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3625 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03625.v1
  • Dennis, Jack. Public support for Congress. Political Behavior.3, (4), 319-350.1981.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF00989813 (DOI)
  • Herzog, A. Regula, Rodgers, Willard L.. Age and satisfaction: Data from several large surveys. Research on Aging.3, (2), 142-165.1981.
    • ID: 10.1177/016402758132002 (DOI)
  • Converse, Philip E., Dotson, Jean D., Hoag, Wendy J., McGee, William H., III. American Social Attitudes Data Sourcebook, 1947-1978. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1980.

Update Metadata: 2020-09-09 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

University of Michigan. Survey Research Center (1984): Omnibus Study, Fall 1973. Version 2. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.