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Citizen Reaction to Public Officials, 1969 (ICPSR 7017)

Principal Investigator(s): Jacob, Herbert


This study explored Milwaukee, Wisconsin, respondents' use of and opinions about various government agencies. Part 1, Main File, contains general attitudinal information such as satisfaction with schools, the police, public facilities, and government officials, as well as filter items indicating the respondents' contact with specific agencies. Those interviewees who had used the services of one or more of 50 listed agencies or programs were asked a supplementary set of questions about these particular contacts, focusing on the respondents' views of the treatment received as compared to their expectations. This information is included in Part 2, Supplementary File, which contains a record for each agency. The record was left blank if the agency's services were not used by the respondent.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Main File - Download All Files (27.111 MB)
DS2:  Supplementary File - Download All Files (27.748 MB)

Study Description


Jacob, Herbert. Citizen Reaction to Public Officials, 1969. ICPSR07017-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1974. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07017.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07017.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF: GS-2436, GS-2702)
  • University of Wisconsin. Center for the Study of Public Policy and Administration

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, citizen attitudes, expectations, government agencies, government officials, government performance, government services, public officials, urban areas

Geographic Coverage:    Milwaukee, United States, Wisconsin

Time Period:   

  • 1969

Date of Collection:   

  • 1969-05--1969-06

Universe:    Population of three neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Independent random samples were drawn from three neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: a Black low-income neighborhood (73 respondents), a white working-class neighborhood (74 respondents), and a white middle-class neighborhood (77 respondents). The data contain an identification number indicating the subsample to which each respondent belongs.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-20

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB7017.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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