International Politics and International Science: A Study of Scientists' Attitudes, 1967 (ICPSR 5519)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Albert H. Teich

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This study contains data from interviews with 384 scientists in the summer of 1967 on their attitudes, perceptions, opinions, and views on a range of scientific issues, as well as biographical and professional background information. Respondents were asked questions about working in an international laboratory, political issues on which the majority of scientists and engineers shared a common outlook, their nations' adoption of a unilateral nuclear disarmament position, the detente between the West and the European Communist countries, the proposed non-proliferation treaty, and the effects of international perspectives on issues and on their nations. Also elicited were respondents' views on a world government and the possible transformation of the United Nations (UN) into a world government, the possession of thermonuclear weapons by respondents' nations and by a future European military force, nuclear arms limitations, space exploration, and the chances for the United States or the Soviet Union to be the first to reach the moon. Demographic variables include respondents' place of birth, sex, nationality, marital status, occupation, education, international travels, languages spoken, and patterns of electoral participation in their nations.

Teich, Albert H. International Politics and International Science:  A Study of Scientists’ Attitudes, 1967  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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A total of 384 scientists in summer 1967.

personal interviews and self-enumerated questionnaires

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