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Political Attitudes in Tokyo, Japan, 1962 (ICPSR 7070)

Principal Investigator(s): Yoron Kagaku Kyokai (Japan)


This was the third in a series of studies conducted by the Social Research Institute of Tokyo on the political attitudes of the voting population in metropolitan Tokyo (see also ICPSR 7068 and 7069). This study attempted a thorough investigation of the four largest political parties in Japan in 1962: Liberal Democratic, Democratic Socialist, Socialist, and Communist. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of each party, to list the most important criteria on which they judged political parties, and to indicate which parties they could never support. A large portion of the survey probed respondents' impressions of each of the four parties individually. This was achieved through a lengthy scaling procedure evaluating each party's degree of fairness, trustworthiness, strength, consistency, affluence, independence, persuasiveness, capability, and seriousness of purpose. Demographic variables cover age, sex, marital status, education, standard of living, and occupation.

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Study Description


Yoron Kagaku Kyokai (Japan). POLITICAL ATTITUDES IN TOKYO, JAPAN, 1962. Berkeley, CA: University of California at Berkeley, Survey Research Center, International Data Library and Reference Service [producer], 196?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07070.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07070.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    citizen attitudes, Communist Party, Democratic Socialist Party, evaluation, Liberal Democratic Party, political attitudes, political ideologies, political parties, public opinion, Socialist Party, voter attitudes, voter expectations, Japan, Tokyo

Geographic Coverage:    Global

Time Period:   

  • 1962

Date of Collection:   

  • 1962

Universe:    Voting population of metropolitan Tokyo, Japan.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-27


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