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China Study, 1964 (ICPSR 7251)

Principal Investigator(s): Survey Research Center


This study aimed to ascertain whether the American public was aware of or interested in issues relating to China and Southeast Asia and the degree to which public attitudes were in accord with official policy. Questions probing attitudes toward economic issues were also included, focusing especially on the financial situation of the family unit, the national economic situation, taxes, and unemployment. Demographic data include age, sex, marital status, number of children, level of education, occupation, and income.

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Study Description


Survey Research Center. China Study, 1964. ICPSR07251-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1975. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07251.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07251.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    elections, foreign policy, national economy, personal finances, political attitudes, political awareness, political interest, public opinion, taxes, unemployment

Geographic Coverage:    China (Peoples Republic), Global, Southeast Asia, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1964

Date of Collection:   

  • 1964-05--1964-06

Universe:    All families living in dwellings in the coterminous United States, exclusive of those on military reservations or group quarters such as rooming houses or institutions.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Stratified representative sampling. The entire sampling area was divided into 74 strata. A metropolitan area was then chosen from each stratum by a controlled selection procedure ensuring representation of that stratum. Within each selection, cities, towns, suburban areas, and dwelling units were chosen for the sample. Eligible respondents were family heads and their wives

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:

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


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-20

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