Detroit Area Study, 1996: Social Interaction and Survey Participation (ICPSR 3575)

Published: Dec 15, 2005

Principal Investigator(s):
Donald Deskins; Eleanor Singer; Robert M. Groves


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For this survey, respondents from three counties in the Detroit, Michigan, area were queried about their social attitudes, racial attitudes, religion, community participation, and personal interactions. With respect to social attitudes, respondents' views were elicited on education, taxes, community service, participating in surveys, and privacy issues. Other questions closely examined respondents' attitudes toward African Americans in the Detroit area. Those queried were also asked to name community organizations they belonged to, and to list where in the Detroit area they went for shopping, medical care, entertainment, and recreation. Additional questions asked for detailed educational background information, religious attitudes, and place of worship. Background information includes marital status, employment, political orientation, and income.

Deskins, Donald, Singer, Eleanor, and Groves, Robert M. Detroit Area Study, 1996: Social Interaction and Survey Participation. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-12-15.

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A multistage area probability sample of housing units in the Michigan counties of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb. The sample was restricted to adults 18 years of age and older.

Residents 18 years and older in the tri-county area (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb) of Michigan.

telephone interviews

survey data



2005-12-15 On 2005-08-15 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-12-15 to reflect these additions.


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