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Political Behavior and Attitudes in a Brazilian City, 1965-1966 (ICPSR 7613)

Principal Investigator(s): Barbosa, Julio, et al


This data collection contains the results of a survey measuring political attitudes and behavior in Belo Horizonte, the capital city of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, during the time of the gubernatorial elections in 1965-1966. Undertaken in two waves -- from July to November l965 -- (before the elections), and June to July 1966 (after the elections) the survey was administered to a total of 645 heads of households and housewives in Belo Horizonte. Data include the respondents' partisan affiliations and their voting behavior over the past few elections, as well as their attitudes toward Brazil's present government, political situation (e.g., agrarian reform, influence of communism, influence of labor unions, and the expected presidential election in 1966), problems facing the country, and their own political efficacy and trust in the government. Other variables describe respondents' mobility (residential, interoccupational, and generational), awareness of social class in Brazil, subjective social status and aspirations, and attitudes toward authority. Demographic and background data include occupation, education, age, marital status, race, sex, literacy, household composition, place of residence before Belo Horizonte, length of residence (if ever) on a farm, length of residence in Belo Horizonte, total monthly income of family, membership in associations, and socioeconomic status.

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Study Description


Barbosa, Julio, et al. POLITICAL BEHAVIOR AND ATTITUDES IN A BRAZILIAN CITY, 1965-1966. ICPSR version. Brazil: University of Minas Gerais, Dept. of Sociology and Political Science [producer], 196?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07613.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07613.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    agrarian reform, class consciousness, class identity, gubernatorial elections, occupational mobility, occupational status, political affiliation, political attitudes, political efficacy, political ideology, political issues, political participation, political partisanship, trust in government, voter attitudes, voter history

Geographic Coverage:    Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Minas Gerais, South America, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1965--1966

Universe:    Heads of household (or housewives) of Brazilian nationality living in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The data were received from the International Data Library and Reference Service, Survey Research Center, University of California at Berkeley. (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Sample:    Multistage sampling with probability selection of respondents in districts in which the sample frame permitted it. Otherwise quota techniques were used.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-20

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