General Social Survey, 1973 (ICPSR 7315)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
James A. Davis


Version V1

The survey covers items viewed by the NORC staff and an advisory panel of sociologists as "mainstream" interests of modern academic sociology. As in the 1972 survey, the interview covers the areas of socio-economic status and social mobility, intrafamily relations, life cycle related changes in behavior, racial attitudes, social control, civil liberties, and morale. Additional questions were added dealing with ecology and social deviance. The data were collected by the National Opinion Research Center as the second in a series of general social surveys. The survey was administered in March 1973 to a cross-section national sample of adults 18 years of age or older. The data were obtained from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.

Davis, James A. General Social Survey, 1973. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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National block quota sampling design.

English-speaking persons 18 years of age or over, living in noninstitutional arrangements within the United States.

personal interviews

survey data



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