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Energy Crisis Behavior and Attitudes in the United States, February 1977

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Federal Energy Administration
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Energy
Free Keywords
commuting (travel); consumer attitudes; consumer behavior; energy conservation; energy consumption; energy crises; energy industry; energy policy; energy shortages; fuel costs; government performance; oil crises; public approval; transportation
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains the results of a survey administered by telephone on February 4-6, 1977, to a national probability sample of adults in order to investigate the public's behavior and attitudes concerning energy issues at the time of the 1977 energy shortages. Topics covered include the temperature setting in the respondent's home at several points in time, respondent's reasons for reducing or not reducing temperatures, type of home heating used, respondent's concern about the energy shortages, actions the respondent took to reduce fuel costs, and the respondent's opinion about the role of government in coping with fuel shortages. The survey was conducted by the Gallup Organization for the Federal Energy Administration (now the Department of Energy).
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1977-02
  • 1977-02-04 / 1977-02-06
    Collection date: 1977-02-04--1977-02-06
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adult population of the United States living in households with telephones.
Systematic probability sampling using the frame of a stratified probability sample administered with personal interviews. In effect, the sampling frame consisted of telephone homes reached in a personal interview in-home survey.
Collection Mode
  • Variable 146 is the weight and should be used in any analysis.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 7583 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07583.v1

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

United States Federal Energy Administration (1984): Energy Crisis Behavior and Attitudes in the United States, February 1977. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.