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Arms Control Bureaucrats (ICPSR 5801)

Principal Investigator(s): Brewer, Thomas L.


This study contains data from interviews with members of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) on their attitudes towards arms deployment and arms control by the United States, as well as biographical and professional background information. Respondents were asked questions about their commitment to and intellectual interest in arms control, the importance of arms control as a foreign policy issue, basic orientation to arms control, and the effects of their job position on their attitude towards arms control. Also elicited were respondents' perceptions of the influence of the ACDA, Department of State, Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other influences over policy. Respondents were queried about their reaction to the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) I agreement, their preference for SALT II, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, and expenditures for strategic nuclear weapons. Demographic variables include age, education, and job rank. In addition, biographical information is provided for other members of the ACDA who were not interviewed.

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Study Description


Brewer, Thomas L. ARMS CONTROL BUREAUCRATS. ICPSR version. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05801.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05801.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    arms control, arms race, attitudes, defense expenditures, disarmament, nuclear weapons, opinions, strategic arms limitation talks, United States

Geographic Coverage:    Global

Universe:    Members of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA).

Data Type(s):    survey data, and administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

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Data Source:

(1) personal interviews and self-enumerated questionnaires, and (2) United States Department of State. BIOGRAPHICAL REGISTER.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB5801.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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