Australian National Political Attitudes, 1967 (ICPSR 7282)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Donald Aitkin; Michael Kahan; Donald E. Stokes

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This study, the first in a long-range investigation of the attitudes and behavior of Australians, focused on the Australian electorate's interest in politics and their use of the news media as a source of political information. National issues, such as the power of trade unions, pension and social service spending, and government aid to education, were explored as well as international matters. The respondents' awareness of social classes was probed through questions concerning class mobility, and the political party affiliation of various classes. Respondents' opinions of the political parties and party leaders, their past party affiliations and voting patterns, their own active involvement in party work, and their familiarity with the platforms and performance of local members of both the federal and the state parliaments was ascertained. Demographic data include sex, age, marital status, religion, level of education, home ownership, occupation, and household income. The second wave of this investigation is presented in AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL POLITICAL ATTITUDES, 1969 (ICPSR 7393).

Aitkin, Donald, Kahan, Michael, and Stokes, Donald E. Australian National Political Attitudes, 1967. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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1967-09 -- 1967-11

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Multistage, stratified, national probability sample. The primary sampling units were electoral districts, and voter registration lists were used as sampling frames.

Registered voters in Australia.

personal interviews

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