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Australian National Political Attitudes, 1967 (ICPSR 7282)

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


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).

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Study Description


Aitkin, Donald, Michael Kahan, and Donald E. Stokes. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL POLITICAL ATTITUDES, 1967. Conducted by Donald Aitkin and Michael Kahan, Australian National University, and Donald E. Stokes, University of Michigan. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1975. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07282.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07282.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    citizen attitudes, constituencies, government performance, information sources, mass media, national politics, news media, party leadership, political attitudes, political participation, social mobility, trade unions, trust in government, voter knowledge, voting patterns, world politics

Geographic Coverage:    Australia, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1967

Date of Collection:   

  • 1967-09--1967-11

Universe:    Registered voters in Australia.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook appendix is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


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

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:   1984-06-19

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