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SEQUENTIAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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SEQUENTIAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q1A. PERSUADED BY POLITICAL PARTY

Q1. We would like to know why you initially decided to seek election to the city council. Please rate the importance of each of the following factors in influencing your decision to run for a council seat. A. Because I was persuaded by a political p... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q1B. TO SERVE MY NEIGHBORHOOD

Q1. We would like to know why you initially decided to seek election to the city council. Please rate the importance of each of the following factors in influencing your decision to run for a council seat. B. To serve my neighborhood. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q1C. STEPPING STONE TO OTHER OFFICE

Q1. We would like to know why you initially decided to seek election to the city council. Please rate the importance of each of the following factors in influencing your decision to run for a council seat. C. As a stepping stone to some other politi... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q1D. TO SERVE CITY AS A WHOLE

Q1. We would like to know why you initially decided to seek election to the city council. Please rate the importance of each of the following factors in influencing your decision to run for a council seat. D. To serve the city as a whole. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q1E. TO INCREASE BUSINESS CONTACTS

Q1. We would like to know why you initially decided to seek election to the city council. Please rate the importance of each of the following factors in influencing your decision to run for a council seat. E. To increase business contacts. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q1F. ENJOY POLITICS&LOOKING FOR ACTIVITY

Q1. We would like to know why you initially decided to seek election to the city council. Please rate the importance of each of the following factors in influencing your decision to run for a council seat. F. Because I enjoy politics and I was looki... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q1G. STRONG CONCERN ABOUT SPECIFIC ISSUE

Q1. We would like to know why you initially decided to seek election to the city council. Please rate the importance of each of the following factors in influencing your decision to run for a council seat. G. Because of a strong concern I had about ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q2A. TAX CUTTERS VS. OPPONENTS

Q2. There are always conflicts in a community. How would you rate the importance of each of these listed below in your own city? A. Tax cutters vs. Opponents ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q2B. BUSINESS VS. NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS

Q2. There are always conflicts in a community. How would you rate the importance of each of these listed below in your own city? B. Business vs. Neighborhood groups ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q2C. DEMOCRATS VS. REPUBLICANS

Q2. There are always conflicts in a community. How would you rate the importance of each of these listed below in your own city? C. Democrats vs. Republicans ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q2D. ONE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA VS. ANOTHER

Q2. There are always conflicts in a community. How would you rate the importance of each of these listed below in your own city? D. One geographical area of the city vs. Another ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q2E. WHITES/ANGLOS VS. OTHERS

Q2. There are always conflicts in a community. How would you rate the importance of each of these listed below in your own city? E. Whites/Anglos vs. Others ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q2F. THE POLITICAL MACHINE VS. REFORMERS

Q2. There are always conflicts in a community. How would you rate the importance of each of these listed below in your own city? F. The political machine vs. Reformers ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q2G. LIBERALS VS. CONSERVATIVES

Q2. There are always conflicts in a community. How would you rate the importance of each of these listed below in your own city? G. Liberals vs. Conservatives ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q2H. DEVELOPMENT INTERESTS VS. OTHERS

Q2. There are always conflicts in a community. How would you rate the importance of each of these listed below in your own city? H. Development Interests vs. Others ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q2I. BUSINESS VS. LABOR

Q2. There are always conflicts in a community. How would you rate the importance of each of these listed below in your own city? I. Business vs. Labor ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q3. FACTIONS ON COUNCIL PERSIST VOTING

Q3. In general, would you say there are blocs or factions on the council that persist in voting on a number of issues?

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q3A. CLEAVAGE MENTIONED FIRST

Q3A. From the list of conflicts in Question 2, please rank in order the three most important sources of cleavages within the council. Cleavage mentioned first. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q3A. CLEAVAGE MENTIONED SECOND

Q3A. From the list of conflicts in Question 2, please rank in order the three most important sources of cleavages within the council. Cleavage mentioned second. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q3A. CLEAVAGE MENTIONED THIRD

Q3A. From the list of conflicts in Question 2, please rank in order the three most important sources of cleavages within the council. Cleavage mentioned third. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q4. % COUNCIL DECISIONS MADE UNANIMOUSLY

Q4. In your judgement, what percent of the council decisions that you consider important are made either unanimously or nearly unanimously? ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q5. COUNCIL CONFLICT DUE TO BUDGET

Q5. With the budget cutbacks and financial stresses in most communities over the past few years, would you say that conflict on the council has: ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q6. HRS/WEEK DEVOTED TO JOB ON COUNCIL

Q6. Approximately how many hours a week do you devote to your job as a member of the city council?

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q7. TIME SPENT DOING SERVICE FOR OTHERS

Q7. Of this amount, how much do you spend doing services for people?

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q8. VOTERS PERS NEEDS OR STAND ON ISSUES

Q8. On the whole, would you say that voters are more interested in your taking care of their personal needs for them or are they more interested in your stands on issues before the council? ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q9. YEARS SERVED ON COUNCIL

Q9. How many years, including the present one, have you served on the council? (Please circle one)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q10. SCHEDULE GATHERINGS W/CONSTITUENTS

Q10. Do you schedule any type of regular gathering to meet with your constituents and if so, how often do these meetings occur?

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q11. ISSUE MENTIONED FIRST

Q11. As an elected city official, what issue or issues do you see as being the most important facing your city in the next few years? Issue mentioned first. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q11. ISSUE MENTIONED SECOND

Q11. As an elected city official, what issue or issues do you see as being the most important facing your city in the next few years? Issue mentioned second. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q11. ISSUE MENTIONED THIRD

Q11. As an elected city official, what issue or issues do you see as being the most important facing your city in the next few years? Issue mentioned third. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q12. ARE YOU LIBERAL OR CONSERVATIVE

Q12. Some people view politics in terms of liberals versus conservatives, where liberals are seen as those who favor a greater role for government in helping people and conservatives are viewed as people who want to minimize the role of government s... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q13. DESCRIBE CITY'S FISCAL SITUATION

Q13. In general, how would you describe your city's fiscal situation?

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q14. HOW IS MAYOR SELECTED IN YOUR CITY?

Q14. How is the mayor selected in your city?

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q15. DOES YOUR CITY HAVE A CITY MANAGER?

Q15. Does your city have a city manager?

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q16. SALARY OF CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS?

Q16. What is the salary of members of the city council in your city?

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q17A. RAISE TAXES RATHER THAN CUT SERVCS

Q17. Please express your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements about urban policy. A. I would prefer to raise taxes rather than cut back city services. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q17B. IMPRT HAVE CITY PLAN SHAPE DEVLOP

Q17. Please express your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements about urban policy. B. It is important to have a city plan that shapes the nature of development in the city. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q17C. UNIONS DAMAGE ABILITY TO GOVERN

Q17. Please express your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements about urban policy. C. Unionization of city employees seriously damages the ability of elected leaders to govern the city. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q17D. APPROVE OF UNLIMITED DEVELOPMENT

Q17. Please express your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements about urban policy. D. Generally, I approve of unlimited development in this city; if business wants to invest in new housing or new businesses, the city should... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q17E. CITY RESOURCES DISTRIBUTED BY NEED

Q17. Please express your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements about urban policy. E. Our city's resources should be distributed on the basis of need -- even if this means that some parts of the city will get more than othe... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q17F. FED AID TO CITIES SHOULD INCREASE

Q17. Please express your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements about urban policy. F. Federal aid to cities should be increased. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q17G. GENERATE REVENUE THRU USER CHARGES

Q17. Please express your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements about urban policy. G. I believe we should generate new city revenue through user charges rather than through new taxes or tax increases. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q18. CHARACTERIZE PARTISAN DIVISION

Q18. Thinking of the way people in your city vote in partisan elections, which of the following best characterizes the partisan division in your city? ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q19A. GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF CITY/NEIGHBRHD

Q19. Council members represent many different constituencies. In your own view, how important is your representation of each of the following constituencies? A. A geographical area of the city or a neighborhood. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q19B. RACIAL OR ETHNIC CONSTITUENCY

Q19. Council members represent many different constituencies. In your own view, how important is your representation of each of the following constituencies? B. A racial or ethnic constituency. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q19C. PARTISAN CONSTITUENCY(REP,LIB,ETC)

Q19. Council members represent many different constituencies. In your own view, how important is your representation of each of the following constituencies? C. A partisan or ideological constituency such as Republicans, liberals, etc. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q19D. THE CITY AS A WHOLE

Q19. Council members represent many different constituencies. In your own view, how important is your representation of each of the following constituencies? D. The city as a whole. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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Q19E. SINGLE ISSUE GRP(ABORTION,TAX-CUT)

Q19. Council members represent many different constituencies. In your own view, how important is your representation of each of the following constituencies? E. A single issue group such as abortion, tax-cutting, government reform, etc. ... (view details)

Taken from: Survey of City Council Members in Large American Cities, 1982.

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