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CBS Reports: Generations Apart, 1969 (ICPSR 7345)

Principal Investigator(s): Columbia Broadcasting System


This data collection contains information on 1,366 college students and non-college youths between 17 and 23. This study was conducted in 1969 by Daniel Yankelovich, Inc., for the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). The results were broadcast May 20, 27, and June 3, 1969, in three sections: "Question of Values," "A Profile of Dissent," and "The Youth International." A study of the generation gap, this survey contains questions on the types of social change and societal restraints the respondents would welcome or reject. In addition, respondents were asked about their views of their parents' values as well as their own, and which political events had affected their life and values. Other questions covered abortion, sexual relations, civil disobedience, criticism of American society, drugs, career goals, the draft, and tactics to be used in social change. Demographic data include education, marital status, occupation, income, and religious preference for both respondents and their parents. The data were obtained from the Social Science Data Center at the University of Connecticut.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Study Description


Columbia Broadcasting System. CBS Reports: Generations Apart, 1969. ICPSR07345-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07345.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07345.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, career goals, civil disobedience, college students, dissent, drugs, military draft, organizations, protest demonstrations, sexual attitudes, social attitudes, social change, socialization, universities, values, youths

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1969

Date of Collection:   

  • 1969

Universe:    College students and non-college youths aged 17 to 23 years old.

Data Type(s):    survey data



Original ICPSR Release:   1984-03-18



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