Los Angeles County Social Survey, 1993 (LACSS) (ICPSR 36600)

Published: Feb 7, 2017

Principal Investigator(s):
University of California, Los Angeles. Institute for Social Science Research


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LACSS 1993

The Los Angeles County Social Survey (LACSS) continues the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area Studies (LAMAS) and the Southern California Social Surveys (SCSS). The Los Angeles County Social Survey (LACSS) is part of a continuing annual research project supported by the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

The LACSS 1993 was conducted between February and April 1993. Los Angeles County residents were asked questions concerning ethnic relations, social dominance, inequality, poverty, government, and the LA riots.

Demographic information collected includes race/ethnic identity, gender, religion, age, education level, occupation, birth place, political party affiliation and ideology, marital status, income, and origin of ancestry.

University of California, Los Angeles. Institute for Social Science Research. Los Angeles County Social Survey, 1993 (LACSS). Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-02-07. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36600.v1

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1993-02-02 -- 1993-04-21

1993-02-02 -- 1993-04-21

The primary purpose of the Los Angeles County Social Survey (LACSS) is to provide the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the local community with information about the opinions and attitudes of Los Angeles County residents on a wide range of topics. The study sought to survey a representative sample of adults in Los Angeles County.

A random digit dial sample of telephone households in Los Angeles County was called, and interviews were completed with 966 adult respondents. These respondents were selected in a two-stage process. First, telephone households were randomly selected. Then, one adult from each eligible household was selected to do an interview. In addition, an oversample of African American telephone households was drawn from areas in Los Angeles County.

The N of respondents in the 1993 survey is as follows: White n=385; African American n=366; Latino n=172; Asian American n=43.


Longitudinal: Trend / Repeated Cross-section

Households with telephones in Los Angeles County


survey data



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