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Detroit Area Study, 1976: A Study of Metropolitan and Neighborhood Problems

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Farley, Reynolds
  • Schuman, Howard
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Detroit Area Studies Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Black White relations; cities; community decision making; economic behavior; employment; families; family life; housing; housing discrimination; local government; local politics; minority affairs; neighborhoods; political affiliation; political attitudes; political participation; public opinion; public policy; racial attitudes; residential segregation; school busing; school desegregation; social issues
  • Abstract

    This survey was concerned with respondents' opinions of their neighborhoods, public policy issues, and racial issues. Housing discrimination, Black/White racial attitudes, and busing to achieve school integration were among the issues surveyed. Information was also collected on respondents' employment status and reasons for moving from or staying in their neighborhoods. More information about the Detroit Area Studies Project is available on this Web site.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1976
  • Collection date: 1976
Geographic Coverage
  • Detroit
  • Michigan
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Heads or co-heads of households residing in year-round housing units located in the Detroit Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area in April-August 1976.
Two-stage probability sample of housing units, plus a supplemental probability sample of housing units occupied by Blacks and located within Detroit census tracts having at least 15-percent Black-occupied households in 1970. A total of 1,503 sample housing units were drawn and 1,134 interviews obtained, representing an overall response rate of 75.4 percent.
1997-12-19 SAS and SPSS and data definition statements have been added to this collection, and the documentation has been converted to PDF files.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7906 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Brown, R. Khari. Denominational differences in White Christian housing-related racial attitudes. Journal of Religion and Society.10, 2008.
  • Marschall, Melissa J., Stolle, Dietlind. Race and the City: Neighborhood Context and the Development of Generalized Trust. Political Behavior. Vol. 26, (No. 2), 125-153 .2004.
    • ID: 10.1023/B:POBE.0000035960.73204.64 (DOI)
  • Farley, Reynolds, Frey, William H.. Changes in the segregation of whites from blacks during the 1980s: Small steps toward a more integrated society. American Sociological Review.59, (1), 23 -1994.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Farley, Reynolds, Steeh, Charlotte, Jackson, Tara, Krysan, Maria, Reeves, Keith. The Causes of Continued Racial Residential Segregation: Chocolate City, Vanilla Suburbs Revisited. Journal of Housing Research.4, 1-38.1994.
  • Farley, Reynolds, Steeh, Charlotte, Krysan, Maria, Jackson, Tara, Reeves, Keith. Stereotypes and segregation: Neighborhoods in the Detroit area. American Journal of Sociology.100, (3), 750-780.1994.
    • ID: 10.1086/230580 (DOI)
  • Farley, Reynolds, Steeh, Charlotte, Jackson, Tara. The Causes of Continued Racial Residential Segregation: Chocolate City, Vanilla Suburbs Revisited. Association Paper.American Sociological Association (ASA). 1993.
  • Farley, Reynolds, Steeh, Charlotte, Jackson, Tara, Krysan, Maria, Reeves, Keith. Continued Racial Residential Segregation in Detroit: 'Chocolate City, Vanilla Suburbs' Revisited. Journal of Housing Research.4, 1-38.1993.
  • Massey, Douglas S., Denton, Nancy. American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1993.
  • Presser, Stanley. Measurement Issues in the Study of Social Change. Social Forces.68, (3), 856-868.1990.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Pescosolido, Bernice A., Georgianna, Sharon. Durkheim, Suicide, and Religion: Toward a Network Theory of Suicide. American Sociological Review.54, (1), 33-48.1989.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Campanelli, Pamela. Context Effects: Do Open vs. Closed Questions Influence Respondents' Answers to Subsequent Questions? [Awarded Honorable Mention in the 1987 competition for AAPOR Student Award]. . 1987.
  • Duncan, Otis Dudley. Generations, cohorts, and conformity. Cohort Analysis in Social Research: Beyond the Identification Problem.New York: Springer-Verlag. 1985.
  • Schuman, Howard, Steeh, Charlotte, Bobo, Lawrence. Racial Attitudes in America: Trends and Interpretations. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1985.
  • Duncan, Otis Dudley. Recent cohorts lead rejection of sex typing. Sex Roles.8, (2), 127-133.1982.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF00287917 (DOI)
  • Hatchett, Shirley Jean. Black racial attitude change in Detroit, 1968-1976. Dissertation, University of Michigan. 1982.
  • Bobo, Lawrence. Racial alienation, class identification and question working: The case of Detroit Blacks. 36th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.Buck Hills Falls, PA. 1981.
  • Schuman, Howard, Presser, Stanley. Questions and Answers in Attitude Surveys: Experiments on Question Form, Wording and Context. New York: Academic Press. 1981.
  • Wurdock, Clarence J.. Neighborhood Racial Transition: A Study of the Role of White Flight. Urban Affairs Quarterly.17, (1), 75-89.1981.
    • ID: 10.1177/004208168101700105 (DOI)
  • Farley, Reynolds, Colasanto, Diane. Racial residential segregation: Is it caused by misinformation about housing costs?. Social Science Quarterly.61, (3-4), 623-637.1980.
  • Duncan, Otis Dudley. Indicators of sex typing: Traditional and egalitarian, situational and ideological responses. American Journal of Sociology.85, (2), 251-260.1979.
    • ID: 10.1086/227009 (DOI)
  • Farley, Reynolds, Bianchi, Suzanne, Colasanto, Diane L.. Barriers to the racial integration of neighborhoods: The Detroit cases. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.441, 97-113.1979.
    • ID: 10.1177/000271627944100108 (DOI)
  • Farley, Reynolds, Hatchett, Shirley, Shuman, Howard. A Note on Changes in Black Racial Attitudes in Detroit: 1968-1976. Social Indicators Research.6, (4), 439-443.1979.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF00289437 (DOI)
  • Schuman, Howard, Presser, Stanley. The assessment of 'no opinion' in attitude surveys. Sociological Methodology.10, 241-275.1979.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Duncan, Beverly, Duncan, Otis Dudley, McRae, James Andrew. Sex Typing and Social Roles: A Research Report. New York: Academic Press. 1978.
  • Farley, Reynolds, Schuman, Howard, Bianchi, Suzanne, Colasanto, Diane, Hatchett, Shirley. 'Chocolate City, Vanilla Suburbs': Will the Trend toward Racially Separate Communities Continue?. Social Science Research.7, (4), 319-344.1978.
    • ID: 10.1016/0049-089X(78)90017-0 (DOI)
  • Casterline, John B.. Demographic correlates of attitudes toward busing and school integration: Detroit, 1976. American Statistical Association. Social Statistics Section. Proceedings.1, 448-453.1977.
  • Colasanto, Diane Lee. The prospects for racial integration in neighborhoods: An analysis of residential preferences in the Detroit metropolitan area. Dissertation, University of Michigan. 1977.

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

Farley, Reynolds; Schuman, Howard (1984): Detroit Area Study, 1976: A Study of Metropolitan and Neighborhood Problems. Version 1. Detroit Area Studies Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.