Citizen Reaction to Public Officials, 1969 (ICPSR 7017)

Published: Jan 18, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Herbert Jacob

Version V1

This study explored Milwaukee, Wisconsin, respondents' use of and opinions about various government agencies. Part 1, Main File, contains general attitudinal information such as satisfaction with schools, the police, public facilities, and government officials, as well as filter items indicating the respondents' contact with specific agencies. Those interviewees who had used the services of one or more of 50 listed agencies or programs were asked a supplementary set of questions about these particular contacts, focusing on the respondents' views of the treatment received as compared to their expectations. This information is included in Part 2, Supplementary File, which contains a record for each agency. The record was left blank if the agency's services were not used by the respondent.

Jacob, Herbert. Citizen Reaction to Public Officials, 1969. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18.

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National Science Foundation (NSF: GS-2436, GS-2702)

University of Wisconsin. Center for the Study of Public Policy and Administration


1969-05 -- 1969-06

Independent random samples were drawn from three neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: a Black low-income neighborhood (73 respondents), a white working-class neighborhood (74 respondents), and a white middle-class neighborhood (77 respondents). The data contain an identification number indicating the subsample to which each respondent belongs.

Population of three neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

personal interviews

survey data



2006-01-18 File CB7017.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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