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ICPSR Instructional Subset: General Social Survey, 1975

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Davis, James A.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Instructional Subset Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
abortion; data; families; government programs; government spending; instructional materials; job satisfaction; law enforcement; morale; premarital sex; public confidence; race relations; racial integration; school prayer; social mobility; social sciences; socioeconomic status
  • Abstract

    This data collection is a subset of the fourth in a series of five annual surveys of the National Data Program for the Social Sciences designed and carried out over a five-year period by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago. Included in this subset are items selected by the NORC staff and an advisory panel of sociologists as being "mainstream" interests of academic sociology in areas such as the family, socioeconomic status, social mobility, social control, race relations, sex relations, and morale. Variables in this subset cover opinions of gender roles, including whether women should take care of running their homes and the comparative emotional suitability of men and women for a career in politics, and views of abortion and the conditions under which it might be viewed as justified. Other variables provide information on attitudes toward such issues as pornography and its control, premarital sex, school prayers, legalization of marijuana, and several law and order issues. A major set of variables in this subset focuses on confidence in such institutions as banks, corporations, labor unions, courts, religion, the media, the professions, and several branches of government. Additional items provide information on views regarding the amount of money the United States should spend on various programs such as space exploration, defense, welfare, education, health, foreign aid, urban problems, and the environment, as well as views of other people and their motives, feelings of work satisfaction, and attitudes toward school and neighborhood racial integration, fair housing laws, interracial marriages, and race relations in general. Demographic items specify sex, race, family income, occupation, education, employment, religion, political party identification, self-perceived ideological and social class identification, region and size of place where the respondents lived, organizational membership, and respondents' family background. See the related collection, GENERAL SOCIAL SURVEY, 1975 (ICPSR 7367).
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1975
  • 1975-03 / 1975-04
    Collection date: 1975-03--1975-04
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
A total of 1,490 persons aged 18 years and older living in the United States in 1975.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7527 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Blake, Judith. Number of Siblings and Educational Attainment. Science.245, (4913), 23-36.1989.
    • ID: 10.1126/science.2740913 (DOI)

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

Davis, James A. (1984): ICPSR Instructional Subset: General Social Survey, 1975. Version 1. Instructional Subset Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.