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Voting Attitudes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1960 (ICPSR 7047)

Principal Investigator(s): Soares, Glaucio


This study was conducted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August 1960, two to four weeks before the presidential election. The study first established the amount of political information that respondents had received through the news media. Further questions ascertained their interest in the coming election, their past voting decisions, and their party preferences. The respondents' perceptions of social class rating and their ideas about the distribution of wealth and improvement of living conditions were also explored. Demographic data include the respondents' occupation, education, age, marital status, race, sex, and socioeconomic status.

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Study Description


Soares, Glaucio. Voting Attitudes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1960. ICPSR07047-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07047.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07047.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    elections, living conditions, news media, party membership, political affiliation, political attitudes, presidential elections, social stratification, voter attitudes, voter history, voter interest, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    Brazil, Global, Latin America, Rio de Janeiro, South America

Time Period:   

  • 1960

Date of Collection:   

  • 1960-08

Universe:    The voting population of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    The sample was nonproportional, stratified by electoral zones. The respondents were selected from electoral enrollment cards by a systematic spatial sampling system, where the units were centimeters instead of identification numbers, which were not available. There were replacement samples, but in zones 2, 10, and 13, the samples fell 100 cases short each. As a result, the middle class zones were oversampled. The intended sample size was 2,200.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-19


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