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Impact of Urban Environments, 1966 (ICPSR 7019)

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This study explored possible connections between Columbus, Ohio, respondents' residential environment and their social and political orientations. The study contains a combination of survey and aggregate data. The individual interviews probed the respondents' views on a wide variety of social and political issues of both local and national relevance. The respondents' social and political activism, their political preferences, and their positions on civil rights issues were ascertained, as well as their opinions of the city's and the federal government's performances. Demographic information covers the respondents' age, race, religion, marital status, level of education, employment status, and occupation. The aggregate data were extracted from the 1960 Census tract returns for the sampling areas, locating each individual in a particular social, political and economic context.

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Study Description


Orbell, John. Impact of Urban Environments, 1966. ICPSR07019-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07019.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   civil rights, communities, community participation, government performance, political activism, political attitudes, political issues, political participation, urban areas

Geographic Coverage:   Columbus (Ohio), Ohio, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1966

Universe:   Population of Columbus, Ohio.

Data Types:   aggregate data, survey data


Sample:   Random sample of the population of Columbus, Ohio. The response rate was 83 percent.

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personal interviews and Census tract returns from the 1960 Census


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