Principal Investigator(s): Davis, James A.
The survey covers items viewed by the NORC staff and an advisory panel of sociologists as "mainstream" interests of modern academic sociology. In addition to standard personal data items, the 1975 survey covers such areas of interest as race relations, the family, social control, leisure activities, education, morals, violence, and pornography. The data were collected by the National Opinion Research Center as the fourth in a five-year series of general social surveys. The survey was administered in March and April of 1975 to a national cross-section sample of adults 18 years of age and older. The data were obtained from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.
Series: General Social Survey Series
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Davis, James A. GENERAL SOCIAL SURVEY, 1975. Conducted by University of Chicago, National Opinion Research Center. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1977. doi:10.3886/ICPSR07367.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07367.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: civil rights, education, families, life cycle, leisure, morale, morality, pornography, race relations, racial attitudes, sexual behavior, social attitudes, social control, social indicators, social issues, social mobility, socioeconomic status, violence
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: English-speaking persons 18 years of age or over, living in noninstitutional arrangements within the United States.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
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Sample: National probability sampling and partial national block quota sampling designs.
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- Performed consistency checks.
- Standardized missing values.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-05-10
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