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Financial Affairs Study, October 1953 (ICPSR 7220)

Principal Investigator(s): University of Michigan. Survey Research Center


This study dealt almost entirely with respondents' perceptions of their personal financial situation and the country's economic prospects. Party identification and voting behavior in the 1952 presidential election were also assessed. Demographic variables include age, sex, race, marital status, number of children under age 18, education, occupation, family income, and home ownership.

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Study Description


University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Financial Affairs Study, October 1953. ICPSR07220-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1968. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07220.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07220.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    business conditions, economic behavior, economic conditions, personal finances, political affiliation, prediction, presidential elections, public opinion, voter attitudes, voter history, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1953-10

Date of Collection:   

  • 1953-10

Universe:    Adult population of the United States, living in private dwelling units.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Representative cross-section sample.

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:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-11



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