Mexican Origin People in the United States: Detroit Pretest, 1978 (ICPSR 8000)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Carlos H. Arce

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This study was conducted for the purpose of developing an appropriate measurement instrument for the Chicano Survey, which would be conducted one year later. Four different questionnaires were administered over a period of three months to 111 people of Mexican descent who agreed to participate in the survey. Due to attrition, subsequent surveys had fewer respondents. The data for all four questionnaires have been combined into a single dataset. Variables provide information on respondents' feelings about Mexican political and cultural history, the extent of their cultural affiliation, their mental health, marriage, and aspirations for themselves and their children.

Arce, Carlos H. Mexican Origin People in the United States: Detroit Pretest, 1978. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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Potential respondents were initially identified based on an ethnic screening questionnaire administered to randomly selected households. Respondents were then selected based on their willingness to participate in the survey.

All people of Mexican descent living in two Census tracts containing a large percentage of Hispanics in Detroit, Michigan, in 1978.

personal interviews

survey data




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