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Illinois Lobbyists Study, 1964 (ICPSR 7283)

Principal Investigator(s): Patterson, Samuel


This study collected information on persons who were registered as lobbyists in Illinois in 1963. The questionnaire assessed governmental experiences, motivation, lobbyists' perceptions of the legislative process and their role within it, and their policy stands on several state, national, and international questions from which a liberal-conservative index was constructed. Demographic data include sex, age, place of residence and place of birth, religion, level of education, present and past occupations, party affiliation, total income, and income from lobbying activities.

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Study Description


Patterson, Samuel. ILLINOIS LOBBYISTS STUDY, 1964. Conducted by Samuel C. Patterson, State University of Iowa. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1975. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07283.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07283.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    conservatism, income, job history, job requirements, job tenure, legislative process, liberalism, lobbying, lobbyists, political affiliation, political efficacy, political influence, political philosophy, policy making, special interest groups

Geographic Coverage:    Illinois, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1964

Universe:    Lobbyists registered in Illinois in 1963.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Data Source:

mailback questionnaires

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:   1984-05-03

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