This study is provided by ICPSR. ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.

Elite Members of the International Telecommunications Union, World Meteorological Organization, and United Nations Space Committee, 1969 (ICPSR 5515)

Principal Investigator(s): Miles, Edward L.


This study contains data for 48 members of three international organizations: International Telecommunications Union (ITU), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and United Nations Space Committee (UNSC), in 1969. Biographical information on the members is provided, along with their attitudes, perceptions, and opinions of the different organizations, and their views on the formulation of space law. Also included is information on the length of respondents' membership in the organizations and in the organizations' committees. Other variables probe respondents' perceptions of the task of their organizations in regard to international regulation of space exploration, the international system and its effects on space exploration, factors that generated the highest degree of conflict within their organizations, the space issues in relation to other issues in international politics, structures of influence within their organizations, and processes of integration, such as participation in other organizations, and the effects of participation on these other organizations. Respondents were also asked whether their organizations should be performing other tasks in addition to what was being done, and if the structures of their organizations should be changed in any way. Demographic variables include respondents' age, sex, nationality, and education.

Access Notes

  • One or more data files in this study are set up in a non-standard format, such as card image format. Users may need help converting these files before they can be used for analysis.

  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions. Please log in so we can determine if you are with a member institution and have access to these data files.


Dataset - Download All Files (0.913 MB)
ASCII + SAS Setup    SPSS Setup    Stata Setup   

Study Description


Miles, Edward L. Elite Members of the International Telecommunications Union, World Meteorological Organization, and United Nations Space Committee, 1969. ICPSR05515-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-10-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05515.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05515.v2

Export Citation:

  • RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
  • EndNote XML (EndNote X4.0.1 or higher)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    biographical data, elites, international organizations, international regulation, International Telecommunications Union, organizational structure, participation, United Nations, World Meteorological Organization

Geographic Coverage:    Global

Time Period:   

  • 1969

Date of Collection:   

  • 1969

Universe:    A total of 48 elite members of three international organizations in 1969: International Telecommunications Union, World Meteorological Organization, and United Nations Space Committee.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires

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.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

Version History:

  • 2009-10-16 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.



Metadata Exports

If you're looking for collection-level metadata rather than an individual metadata record, please visit our Metadata Records page.

Download Statistics