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JABISS: The Japanese Election Study, 1976 (ICPSR 4682)
Principal Investigator(s): Flanagan, Scott C., Florida State University; Kohei, Shinsaku, Kyorin University; Miyake, Ichiro, Kobe University; Richardson, Bradley M., Ohio State University; Watanuki, Joji, Sophia University
The JABISS study was a nationwide sample survey conducted in Japan as a two-wave panel: before and after the 1976 Japanese House of Representatives election. The pre-election survey queried Japanese respondents about political disaffection, importance and performance issues, party support, group and leader affect, political participation and compliance attitudes, candidate support, social interaction, group memberships and political support, attitudes toward the February 1976 Lockheed incident, and respondent and household demographic and background information. Demographic variables include gender, age, marital status, income, religious preference, and highest level of education. The post-election survey asked respondents about mass media exposure and its effects during the campaign, informal campaign communications, political involvement, party perceptions and identification, candidate contacts and perceptions, the 1976 vote and past vote records, issue attitudes, quality of life, and cultural values. The name, "JABISS," is derived from the names of the Japanese-American group of five scholars who conducted the Japanese Election Study: "J" for Japan and Joji Watanuki, "A" for America, "B" for Bradley Richardson, "I" for Ichiro Miyake, "S" for Scott Flanagan, and "S" for Shinsaku Kohei.
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Flanagan, Scott C., Shinsaku Kohei, Ichiro Miyake, Bradley M. Richardson, and Joji Watanuki. JABISS: THE JAPANESE ELECTION STUDY, 1976. ICPSR04682-v1. Irvine, CA: University of California, Irvine, Center for the Study of Democracy [producers], 2007. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-02-27. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04682.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04682.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: crime, cultural identity, cultural values, elections, family, foreign policy, foreign relations, households, Liberal Democratic Party, mass media, political affiliation, political attitudes, political awareness, political behavior, political corruption, political ideologies, political influences, political interest, political leaders, political movements, political organizations, political participation, political parties, political perceptions, political socialization, public officials, public opinion, quality of life, social welfare, socialization, trust in government, union membership
- 1976-11-20--1976-11-28 (Pre-election interview)
- 1976-12-14--1976-12-19 (Post-election interview)
The PDF-version of the survey questionnaire is only available in Japanese.
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- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2008-02-27
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