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Principal Investigator(s): Turner, Henry; Hetrick, Carl
This study comprises responses to a questionnaire mailed in 1970 to a nationwide sample of seven academic professional groups: botanists, classicists, economists, geologists, lawyers, political scientists, and sociologists. These particular academic disciplines were selected in an effort to obtain a cross-section of the academic community. The questionnaire elicited information regarding respondents' political party preferences, reasons for their party preferences, previous voting in presidential elections, political activity, and political ideology. Demographic data include year of birth, religion, academic rank, academic salary, state of birth, state of residence, father's occupation and ethnicity, parents' party affiliation, and parents' religion.
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Turner, Henry, and Carl Hetrick. POLITICAL ATTITUDES AND PARTICIPATION OF AMERICAN ACADEMICS, 1970. Santa Barbara, CA: Henry Turner, University of California at Santa Barbara, Dept. of Political Science [producer], 197?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976. doi:10.3886/ICPSR07371.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07371.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: college faculty, colleges, educators, higher education, political activities, political affiliation, political attitudes, political behavior, political ideologies, political participation, political party preference, teacher attitudes, universities, voting history, United States
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Universe: Members of seven academic professional groups in the United States: botanists, classicists, economists, geologists, lawyers, political scientists, and sociologists.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: National cross-section sample. The population samples were randomly drawn from the following sources: YEARBOOK OF THE BOTANICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, DIRECTORY OF GEOSCIENCE DEPARTMENTS IN THE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES OF THE U.S. AND CANADA, DIRECTORY OF LAW TEACHERS IN LAW SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES, and the directories or lists of the American Philosophical Association, the American Economics Association, the American Political Science Association, and the American Sociological Association.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-06-20
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