Political Participation in America, 1967 (ICPSR 7015)

Published: Mar 21, 2000

Principal Investigator(s):
Sidney Verba, University of Chicago; Norman H. Nie, University of Chicago


Version V1

The focus of this study is individual political participation, both at the local and national levels. Respondents were asked to describe the most important recent changes and problems within their communities, how they kept informed of community and national events (media sources), their opinions of and interactions with community organizations as well as local, state, and national governments and political leaders, the role of government in solving emerging social problems, preference for local, state, or federal action, and how they voted in the presidential elections of 1960 and 1964. Background information on respondents includes age, race, sex, education, religion, employment status (including occupation and industry), marital status, political orientation and activity, years of local residency, age of children in household, and family income.

Verba, Sidney, and Nie, Norman H. Political Participation in America, 1967. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000-03-21. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07015.v1

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Stanford University. Institute for Political Studies

University of California-Berkeley. Institute of International Studies

1967-03 -- 1967-07

1967-03 -- 1967-07

Conducted by the National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago, and the Survey Research Center, University of California-Berkeley.

Multistage area probability sample.

Resident population of the United States aged 21 and older, living in noninstitutional housing.

personal interviews

survey data



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2000-03-21 SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been created for the logical record length data and the codebook has been converted to a PDF file.


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