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Italian Mass Election Survey, 1972

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Barnes, Samuel H.
  • Sani, Giacomo
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
conservatism; decision making; educational background; electoral issues; foreign policy; job history; liberalism; mass media; media influence; occupations; parliamentary elections; party leaders; political affiliation; political attitudes; political issues; political participation; political parties; public opinion; religion; social problems; socioeconomic status; trust in government; voter attitudes
  • Abstract

    This survey was conducted following the 1972 parliamentary elections in Italy. A representative stratified national sample was drawn from lists of voters in electoral precincts across the country. The interviews focused on respondents' political interest, behavior and attitudes, their party identification and organizational memberships, trust, in government, reaction to the multi-party system, and views on left-right political differences. Demographic information about respondents includes age, occupation, full-time work status, and profession and political beliefs of father.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1972
  • Collection date: 1972
Geographic Coverage
  • Italy
Sampled Universe
Voters in electoral precincts in Italy in 1972.
Stratified national sample.
Collection Mode
  • The data map is provided as an ASCII text file.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 7954 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07954.v1
  • Sani, Giacomo. Political traditions as contextual variables: Partisanship in Italy. American Journal of Political Science.20, (3), 375-405.1976.
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Barnes, Samuel H.; Sani, Giacomo (1984): Italian Mass Election Survey, 1972. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.