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Detroit Area Study, 1969: White Attitudes and Actions on Urban Problems (ICPSR 7407)

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This study examines the attitudes of White adults living in the greater Detroit Metropolitan area toward neighbors and Blacks. In particular, the study measured respondents' reactions to Blacks moving into their neighborhood, Black children playing with their child, and Blacks working at the same job. The study also assessed the current neighborhood situation with respect to the dominant socioeconomic patterns. Demographic information includes respondent's age, gender, marital status, employment status, family income, religious preference, and occupation.

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Series: Detroit Area Studies Series

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Study Description


Katz, Irwin, and Howard Schuman. Detroit Area Study, 1969: White Attitudes and Actions on Urban Problems. ICPSR07407-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07407.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   Black White relations, cities, community power, household composition, minorities, neighborhood characteristics, political activities, racial attitudes, social integration, White Americans

Geographic Coverage:   Detroit, Michigan, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1969

Date of Collection:  

  • 1969

Universe:   White adults living in the greater Detroit metropolitan area.

Data Types:   survey data


Data Source:

personal interviews


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Version History:

  • 1997-12-19 SAS and SPSS data definition statements for this data file have been added, and the hardcopy codebook and data collection instrument have been scanned and converted to a PDF file.

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