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Political Participation in America, 1967 (ICPSR 7015)

Principal Investigator(s): Verba, Sidney, University of Chicago; Nie, Norman H., University of Chicago


The focus of this study is individual political participation, both at the local and national levels. Respondents were asked to describe the most important recent changes and problems within their communities, how they kept informed of community and national events (media sources), their opinions of and interactions with community organizations as well as local, state, and national governments and political leaders, the role of government in solving emerging social problems, preference for local, state, or federal action, and how they voted in the presidential elections of 1960 and 1964. Background information on respondents includes age, race, sex, education, religion, employment status (including occupation and industry), marital status, political orientation and activity, years of local residency, age of children in household, and family income.

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Study Description


Verba, Sidney, and Norman H. Nie. Political Participation in America, 1967. ICPSR07015-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07015.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07015.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • Stanford University. Institute for Political Studies
  • University of California-Berkeley. Institute of International Studies

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    communities, government performance, local politics, political attitudes, political participation, political parties, public opinion

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1967-03--1967-07

Date of Collection:   

  • 1967-03--1967-07

Universe:    Resident population of the United States aged 21 and older, living in noninstitutional housing.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Conducted by the National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago, and the Survey Research Center, University of California-Berkeley.


Sample:    Multistage area probability sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-20

Version History:

  • 2000-03-21 SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been created for the logical record length data and the codebook has been converted to a PDF file.

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