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San Francisco Bay Region Local Politics, 1966-1967 (ICPSR 7328)

Principal Investigator(s): Eulau, Heinz; Prewitt, Kenneth


This study suveyed city council members from 82 cities in the San Francisco Bay area and collected census, budget, and aggregate election data from the council members' cities. The study explored the council members' opinions on matters that concerned Bay Area cities and communities such as traffic and highways, recreation, job and housing discrimination, and social and governmental problems. Predictions of future problems as well as remedies for present ones were elicited. Also investigated were respondents' opinions of the job of council member and details of the history of each council member's political activity and career in public life. Questions were asked about specific campaigns and election outcomes. A number of variables deal with groups and organizations in the area and the characteristics of the council members' cities.

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Study Description


Eulau, Heinz, and Kenneth Prewitt. San Francisco Bay Region Local Politics, 1966-1967. ICPSR07328-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07328.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07328.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    cities, city councils, communities, community elites, decision making, discrimination, job satisfaction, leadership, local elections, local government, local politics, public officials, recreation, social problems, urban planning, urban problems

Geographic Coverage:    California, San Francisco

Time Period:   

  • 1966--1967

Date of Collection:   

  • 1966--1967

Universe:    City council members from 82 cities situated in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, Solano, Napa, and San Francisco counties in the San Francisco Bay area.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data, survey data


Data Source:

personal interviews, self-enumerated questionnaires, and census, budget, and aggregate election data from the council members' cities


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-03-18

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