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Italian Mass Election Survey, 1972 (ICPSR 7954)

Principal Investigator(s): Barnes, Samuel H.; Sani, Giacomo


This survey was conducted following the 1972 parliamentary elections in Italy. A representative stratified national sample was drawn from lists of voters in electoral precincts across the country. The interviews focused on respondents' political interest, behavior and attitudes, their party identification and organizational memberships, trust, in government, reaction to the multi-party system, and views on left-right political differences. Demographic information about respondents includes age, occupation, full-time work status, and profession and political beliefs of father.

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Study Description


Barnes, Samuel H., and Giacomo Sani. Italian Mass Election Survey, 1972. ICPSR07954-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1982. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07954.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07954.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    conservatism, decision making, educational background, electoral issues, foreign policy, job history, liberalism, mass media, media influence, occupations, parliamentary elections, party leaders, political affiliation, political attitudes, political issues, political participation, political parties, public opinion, religion, social problems, socioeconomic status, trust in government, voter attitudes

Geographic Coverage:    Italy

Time Period:   

  • 1972

Date of Collection:   

  • 1972

Universe:    Voters in electoral precincts in Italy in 1972.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data map is provided as an ASCII text file.


Sample:    Stratified national sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-19

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