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Brazilian University Students' Images of the United States, 1963 (ICPSR 7041)

Principal Investigator(s): Feinsot, A.


This study was based on a survey administered to students at nine universities in Brazil in 1963. The questions probed the respondents' knowledge of the world outside Brazil, especially the United States. The major portion of the study focused on the respondents' perceptions of similarities and dissimilarities between the United States and Brazil in varied areas such as attitudes toward the family as a primary group, social class structure, importance of the labor movement, the quality of education, the meaning of nationalism, opportunities for Blacks, moral standards of the people, political participation, and private versus public initiatives within the economy. Respondents were also asked to predict the answers that a United States citizen would give to these same questions about Brazil. Other questions probed the respondents' sources of information about the United States, including newspapers, magazines, movies, radio, television, and personal relations with people from the United States. The demographic data refer to the respondent's university, major field of study, residence, father's occupation, family income, self-perceived social class, and race.

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Study Description


Feinsot, A. Brazilian University Students' Images of the United States, 1963 . ICPSR07041-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-09-29. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07041.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07041.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Alliance for Progress, attitudes, college students, education, family life, foreign affairs, images, knowledge (awareness), labor movement, morality, national identity, nationalism, occupational status, perceptions, political participation, racial attitudes, social class, social stratification, standard of living, students, universities, worldviews

Geographic Coverage:    Brazil, Global, Latin America, South America

Time Period:   

  • 1963

Date of Collection:   

  • 1963

Universe:    Students at nine universities in Brazil.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Data Source:

personal interviews

Extent of Processing:   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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-03-18

Version History:

  • 2009-09-29 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.



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