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Federal Employees' Attitudes Toward Political Activity, 1967 (ICPSR 7277)

Principal Investigator(s): Jennings, M. Kent


This study investigated a sample of federal civil service employees whose political activities were regulated by federal legislation. Questions probed the respondents' political interest and participation in the political process at various levels, their feelings of political efficacy, perceptions of the influence of their occupational role on their political activity and attitudes, their knowledge of the restrictions placed on them, and their evaluations of these restrictions. Many questions were replicated from the Survey Research Center's American National Election Studies (see AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDIES CUMULATIVE DATA FILE, 1948-1998 [ICPSR 8475]). Demographic variables include sex, race, place of birth, and family income

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Study Description


Jennings, M. Kent. Federal Employees' Attitudes Toward Political Activity, 1967. ICPSR07277-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1975. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07277.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07277.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • Commission on Political Activity of Government Personnel

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    civil service, evaluation, government employees, government regulation, knowledge (awareness), legislative issues, legislative process, occupational status, political activities, political attitudes, political efficacy, political influence, trust in government

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1967

Date of Collection:   

  • 1967-07--1967-08

Universe:    Federal civil service employees.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This study was conducted by the University of Michigan, Survey Research Center.


Sample:    Probability sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

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