International Studies of Values in Politics, 1966 (ICPSR 7006)

Published: Jan 12, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Philip Jacob; Henry Teune

Version V1

The ICPSR version of this study includes samples of community leaders from three nations: the United States, India, and Yugoslavia. Respondents were selected from a total of 30 communities in each country. The study attempted a comparative examination of the impact of leaders' values on social change and development at the community level. The interviews yielded an Individual File for each nation (Parts 1-3). The variables in the Individual Files describe the leaders' social and occupational backgrounds and their views on community goals, as well as the problems facing local communities and possible solutions. The data also include several measures of the leaders' social and political values and aspirations. The Individual File for Yugoslavia (Part 3) does not include background variables, nor a series of open-ended questions probing more deeply into the above-mentioned topics, that are present in the other Individual Files. In addition, a community file was constructed for each nation (Parts 7-9), using aggregate data to describe social and economic conditions. Communities are also the units of analysis in the "activeness" files (Parts 4-6), which attempt an evaluation of the degree of social mobilization present in the communities -- a combination of government initiatives and citizen participation. Part 10, Yugoslavia, Economic Data, contains economic indicators released in 1962 and 1966 for the sampled Yugoslav communities. Finally, the study provides summary statistics computed for the attitudes and values of community leaders in all the nations sampled (Part 11, All, Scales Data).

Jacob, Philip, and Teune, Henry. International Studies of Values in Politics, 1966. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12.

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United States Department of State. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA: SCC-40302, SCC-40479, SCC-40218)

United States Agency for International Development

National Science Foundation

Robert L. McNeil Foundation

Rockefeller Foundation

Johnson Foundation



Part 11 (All, Scales Data) contains up to four records per case.

The specific units of local government were identified based on political system criteria: cities in the United States, communes in Yugoslavia, and blocks in India were thus selected as being located at approximately the same level in the respective political system hierarchies and having the power to make essentially the same types of decisions in all three countries. They were then stratified on the basis of their economic level, so that the sample reflected major differences in affluence or poverty. The leaders were chosen from three major types of decision-making roles: elected officials, appointed officials, and organizational leaders, especially leaders of local political party organizations.

Formal community leaders and local communities in the United States, India, and Yugoslavia.

personal interviews, central and local documentary sources (censuses, official reports, etc.)

aggregate data

survey data



2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 12 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

1984-03-18 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:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


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