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Organizational Behavior of the John Birch Society and Americans for Democratic Action, 1965 (ICPSR 7346)

Principal Investigator(s): Grupp, Frederick W. Jr.


This study, conducted in 1965, collected data from 650 members of the John Birch Society, and 769 members of Americans for Democratic Action. Respondents were asked to name the magazines, news columnists, and television news programs that they were most familiar with, and to list all groups they belonged to, specifying their position in those groups. In addition, the respondents were queried on needs for improvements in the government. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, income, occupation, and religion. The data were received from the Social Science Data Center at the University of Connecticut.

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Study Description


Grupp, Frederick W., Jr. ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR OF THE JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY AND AMERICANS FOR DEMOCRATIC ACTION, 1965. Storrs, CT: Frederick W. Grupp, Jr., University of Connecticut [producer], 1965. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1975. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07346.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07346.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Americans for Democratic Action, associations, Cold War, communist threat, conservatism, educational background, government performance, John Birch Society, liberalism, mass media, media influence, memberships, occupations, organizational culture, organizational behavior, political affiliation, political interest, political participation, social behavior, television news, trust in government, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1965

Date of Collection:   

  • 1965

Universe:    Members of the John Birch Society and of Americans for Democratic Action.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Variable 2 is a filter for membership in one of the two organizations included in the study.


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:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

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