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United States Congressional Survey, 1975 (ICPSR 7377) RSS

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Summary:

This study, conducted in January 1975, explored the views on foreign affairs of members of the United States House of Representatives. Three main areas were investigated: attitudes toward the United Nations, attitudes toward foreign aid, and attitudes toward detente with the Soviet Union. A total of 309 out of 435 House members offices responded, and in many cases questions were answered on behalf of the House members by their chief legislative assistants for foreign affairs.

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Citation

United Nations Association of the United States of America. UNITED STATES CONGRESSIONAL SURVEY, 1975. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1976. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07377.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   arms control agreements, defense (military), detente, economic policy, Ford Administration (1974-1977), foreign aid, foreign policy, government elites, international organizations, international relations, legislators, national security, Nixon Administration (1969-1974), party membership, political attitudes, United Nations, United States Congress, United States House of Representatives, Soviet Union

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1975

Date of Collection:  

  • 1975-01

Universe:   Members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The survey instrument was designed by members of the United Nations Association of the United States of America staff, and initial data preparation was performed by the Social Science Computation Center of the Brookings Institution.

Methodology

Sample:   The sample included the entire population. The response rate was 71 percent. The distribution among respondents of characteristics like length of service, geographical area represented, and party affiliation closely corresponded to that of the entire House.

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self-enumerated questionnaires, personal interviews, and telephone 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:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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