Los Angeles Metropolitan Area Surveys [LAMAS] 7, 1973 (ICPSR 36604)

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Institute for Social Science Research Survey Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles

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LAMAS 7

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Area Surveys [LAMAS] 7, 1973 collection reflects data gathered in 1973 as part of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area Studies (LAMAS). The LAMAS, beginning in the spring of 1970, are a shared-time omnibus survey of Los Angeles County community members, usually repeated twice annually. The LAMAS were conducted ten times between 1970 and 1976 in an effort to develop a set of standard community profile measures appropriate for use in the planning and evaluation of public policy.

The LAMAS instruments, indexes, and scales were used to track the development and course of social indicators (including social, psychological, health, and economic variables) and the impact of public policy on the community. Questions in this survey cover respondents' attitudes toward the following topics: community and public services, local government politics, political efficacy, residential mobility, and integration of their neighborhood. In addition, participating researchers were given the option of submitting questions to be asked in addition to the core items. These additional question topics include: travel time to work, number of vehicles, means of transportation, and alcohol use, as well as drinking and driving.

Demographic variables in this collection include sex, age, race, ethnicity, education, occupation, income, religion, marital status, birth place, and housing type.

Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Science Research. Los Angeles Metropolitan Area Surveys [LAMAS] 7, 1973. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-01-04. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36604.v1

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The goal of the LAMAS studies is the development of a set of standard community profile measures appropriate for use in the planning and evaluation of public policy.

LAMAS utilizes a multistage, stratified probability sample with the following characteristics: 1. Los Angeles County is divided into ten geographic regions. 2. Block groups in each region are stratified by housing value, percentage owner-occupied, and percentage nonwhite. 3. 100 block groups are sampled from the ten regions. 4. Two block clusters are drawn from each of the 100 block groups. Household respondents were selected according to the KISH-TABLE method. The LAMAS used the unclustered nature of the sample to over sample selected sub-populations such as ethnicity. Additional information is available in the study documentation.

Longitudinal: Trend / Repeated Cross-section

Households in Los Angeles County

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survey data

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2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Science Research. Los Angeles Metropolitan Area Surveys [LAMAS] 7, 1973. ICPSR36604-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-01-04. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36604.v1

2017-01-04 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:

  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

The data do not contain any weight variables.

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  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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