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Detroit Area Study, 1969: White Attitudes and Actions on Urban Problems

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Katz, Irwin
  • Schuman, Howard
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Detroit Area Studies Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Black White relations; cities; community power; household composition; minorities; neighborhood characteristics; political activities; racial attitudes; social integration; White Americans
  • Abstract

    This study examines the attitudes of White adults living in the greater Detroit Metropolitan area toward neighbors and Blacks. In particular, the study measured respondents' reactions to Blacks moving into their neighborhood, Black children playing with their child, and Blacks working at the same job. The study also assessed the current neighborhood situation with respect to the dominant socioeconomic patterns. Demographic information includes respondent's age, gender, marital status, employment status, family income, religious preference, and occupation. More information about the Detroit Area Studies Project is available on this Web site.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Main Data File
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1969
  • Collection date: 1969
Geographic Coverage
  • Detroit
  • Michigan
  • United States
Sampled Universe
White adults living in the greater Detroit metropolitan area.
1997-12-19 SAS and SPSS data definition statements for this data file have been added, and the hardcopy codebook and data collection instrument have been scanned and converted to a PDF file.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7407 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07407.v1
  • Brown, R. Khari. Denominational differences in White Christian housing-related racial attitudes. Journal of Religion and Society.10, 2008.
  • Bledsoe, Timothy, Combs, Michael, Sigelman, Lee, Welch, Susan. Trends in Racial Attitudes in Detroit, 1968-1992. Urban Affairs Review.31, (4), 508-528.1996.
    • ID: 10.1177/107808749603100404 (DOI)
  • Sigelman, Lee, Bledsoe, Timothy, Welch, Susan, Combs, Michael W.. Making Contact? Black-White Social Interaction in an Urban Setting. American Journal of Sociology.101, (5), 1306-1332.1996.
    • ID: 10.1086/230824 (DOI)
  • Fields, James M., Schuman, Howard. Public beliefs about the beliefs of the public. Public Opinion Quarterly.40, (4), 427-448.1976.
    • ID: 10.1086/268330 (DOI)
  • Hawkins, Darnell F.. Nonresponse in Detroit Area Study Surveys: A Ten-Year Analysis. Working Papers in Methodology, Vol. 8.Chapel Hill, NC: Institute for Research in Social Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 1976.
  • Hawkins, Darnell F.. Nonresponse in Detroit Area Study Surveys: A ten year analysis. Dissertation, University of Michigan. 1976.
  • Hesselbart, Susan, Schuman, Howard. Racial attitudes, educational level, and a personality measure. Public Opinion Quarterly.40, (1), 108-114.1976.
    • ID: 10.1086/268273 (DOI)
  • Brannon, Robert. Predicting behavior from verbal attitude expressions. Dissertation, University of Michigan. 1975.
  • Converse, Jean M., Schuman, Howard. Conversations at Random: Survey Research as Interviewers See It. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 1974.
  • Hesselbart, Susan. Patterns of white beliefs and attitudes. Meetings of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.. 1974.
  • Cyphers, Gary, Hesse, Sharlene, Hesselbart, Susan, Keane, Roberta, Schuman, Howard, Viccaro, Thomas, Wright, Diana. Attitude and Action: A Field Experiment Joined to a General Population Survey. American Sociological Review.38, (5), 625-636.1973.
  • Hesselbart, Susan. Patterns of white beliefs and attitudes toward Negroes. Dissertation, University of Michigan. 1973.
  • Segal, David R., Hikel, Gerald Kent. The emerging independent. American Sociological Association meetings.New York, NY. 1973.
  • Schuman, Howard. Attitudes vs. actions versus attitudes vs. attitudes. Public Opinion Quarterly.36, (3), 347 -1972.
    • ID: 10.1086/268016 (DOI)
  • Fields, James M.. Perceptions of others' opinions in a city and its neighborhoods. Dissertation, University of Michigan. 1971.
  • Hikel, Gerald K.. Political ideology and its correlates: A study of the Detroit electorate. Dissertation, University of Michigan. 1971.

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

Katz, Irwin; Schuman, Howard (1984): Detroit Area Study, 1969: White Attitudes and Actions on Urban Problems. Version 2. Detroit Area Studies Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.