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Los Angeles Metropolitan Area Surveys [LAMAS] 8, 1974 (ICPSR 36614)

Alternate Title:   LAMAS 8

Principal Investigator(s): University of California, Los Angeles. Institute for Social Science Research

Summary:

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Area Surveys [LAMAS] 8, 1974 collection reflects data gathered in 1974 as part of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area Surveys (LAMAS). The LAMAS, beginning in the spring of 1970, are a shared-time omnibus survey of Los Angeles County community members, usually repeated twice annually. The LAMAS were conducted ten times between 1970 and 1976 in an effort to develop a set of standard community profile measures appropriate for use in the planning and evaluation of public policy.

The LAMAS instruments, indexes, and scales were used to track the development and course of social indicators (including social, psychological, health, and economic variables) and the impact of public policy on the community. Questions in this survey cover respondents' attitudes toward the following topics: commute times, means of transportation, and trust in government. In addition, participating researchers were given the option of submitting questions to be asked in addition to the core items. These additional topics include: mental health and psychological factors, access to medical care, alcoholism, the energy crisis, and attitudes towards black-owned businesses.

Demographic variables in this dataset include age, sex, marital status, ethnicity, education, income, occupation, political party affiliation, and language.

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Study Description

Citation

University of California, Los Angeles. Institute for Social Science Research. Los Angeles Metropolitan Area Surveys [LAMAS] 8, 1974. ICPSR36614-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-09-14. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36614.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36614.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    alcohol abuse, alcoholism, emotional states, employment, energy crises, ethnic identity, health, health attitudes, health behavior, health care, health insurance, health problems, health services utilization, political affiliation, political ideologies, political interest, political participation, politicians, social attitudes

Smallest Geographic Unit:    Block group

Geographic Coverage:    California, Los Angeles

Time Period:   

  • 1974

Date of Collection:   

  • 1974-02-11--1974-05-20

Unit of Observation:    Individual

Universe:    Households in Los Angeles County

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

ICPSR removed the variable V390 Coder ID from data and documentation to prevent disclosure risk.

Methodology

Study Purpose:    The goal of the LAMAS studies is the development of a set of standard community profile measures appropriate for use in the planning and evaluation of public policy.

Sample:    LAMAS utilizes a multistage, stratified probability sample with the following characteristics: 1. Los Angeles County is divided into ten geographic regions. 2. Block groups in each region are stratified by housing value, percentage owner-occupied, and percentage nonwhite. 3. 100 block groups are sampled from the ten regions. 4. Two block clusters are drawn from each of the 100 block groups. Household respondents were selected according to the KISH-TABLE method. The LAMAS used the unclustered nature of the sample to over sample selected sub-populations such as ethnicity. For additional information regarding sampling, please refer to the producer documentation.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional , Longitudinal: Trend / Repeated Cross-section

Weight:    The data do not contain a weight variable.

Mode of Data Collection:    face-to-face interview

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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Original ICPSR Release:   2017-09-14

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