Omnibus Study, Fall 1973 (ICPSR 3625)

Published: Aug 29, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
University of Michigan. Survey Research Center

Version V2

This study was specifically designed for investigators who wanted to collect data on a national sample, but only required part of an interview. The survey explored the following topics: economic situation, attitudes toward the political system, views and beliefs about selected institutions, philanthropic contributions, and background questions. In the economic section respondents were asked how they viewed their own and the country's economic situations in comparison to the previous year, and what their expectations were for the next 12 months. Questions referred to personal finances, employment, price changes, and the national business situation. The economic variables are also included in SURVEY OF CONSUMER ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR, FALL 1973 (ICPSR 7525). The second section contained questions of a political nature, focusing on trust in the federal government and the evaluation of major political institutions, such as the United States Congress, the Supreme Court, the president, the military, and the major political parties. The third section elicited respondents' views of selected institutions, including big business, local, state, and federal governments, churches, schools, colleges and universities, labor unions, and the media. The fourth section assessed general attitudes toward philanthropy and the effects of the growth of public philanthropy on private giving. Respondents were also asked to what extent their contributions to charity were, or would be, affected by recent changes in tax law such as the elimination of tax breaks. Demographic variables include sex, age, ethnicity, marital status, level of education, marital status, duration of present and past marriages, employment status, main occupation, and labor union membership.

University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Omnibus Study, Fall 1973. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-08-29.

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1973 (Fall)

National cross-section sample.

Adult population of the United States, aged 18 and older.


survey data



2006-08-29 This study has been updated from OSIRIS and now includes SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files, a SAS transport (XPORT) file, a SPSS portable file, and a Stata system file.

The variable V95 (HD&WIFE WEIGHT) is a weight variable which allows for simulation of head wife samples (from the random adult samples) used in the past at ISR. It is created as follows: If R is a married head of hosehold or wife of the head of household, the weight equals the number of eligible respondents in the housing unit. If R is an unmarried head of household, his/her weight is equal to two times the number of eligible respondents in the housing unit. Anyone other than head or wife is assigned a weight of zero. Additional details regarding this weight variable can be found in the codebook.


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