Principal Investigator(s): Davis, James A.
In addition to the standard personal characteristic items, the survey covers items viewed by the NORC staff and an advisory panel of sociologists as "mainstream" interests of modern academic sociology. The interview covers the areas of stratification, the family, race relations, social control, civil liberties, and morale. A major objective of the project was the replication of questions which have appeared in previous national surveys. The data were collected by the National Opinion Research Center as the first in a five year series of general social surveys. The survey was administered in February-April 1972 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, 1972. Conducted by National Opinion Research Center. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1973. doi:10.3886/ICPSR07309.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07309.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: civil rights, families, life cycle, morale, morality, race relations, racial attitudes, sexual behavior, social attitudes, social control, social indicators, social issues, social mobility, social stratification, socioeconomic status
Geographic Coverage: United States
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Universe: English-speaking persons 18 years of age or over, living in noninstitutional arrangements within the United States.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: National probability sampling design.
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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.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-05-10
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