Detroit Area Study, 1969: White Attitudes and Actions on Urban Problems (ICPSR 7407)

Published: Dec 19, 1997

Principal Investigator(s):
Irwin Katz; Howard Schuman


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This study examines the attitudes of White adults living in the greater Detroit Metropolitan area toward neighbors and Blacks. In particular, the study measured respondents' reactions to Blacks moving into their neighborhood, Black children playing with their child, and Blacks working at the same job. The study also assessed the current neighborhood situation with respect to the dominant socioeconomic patterns. Demographic information includes respondent's age, gender, marital status, employment status, family income, religious preference, and occupation.

More information about the Detroit Area Studies Project is available on this Web site.

Katz, Irwin, and Schuman, Howard. Detroit Area Study, 1969:  White Attitudes and Actions on Urban Problems. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997-12-19.

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White adults living in the greater Detroit metropolitan area.

personal interviews

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1997-12-19 SAS and SPSS data definition statements for this data file have been added, and the hardcopy codebook and data collection instrument have been scanned and converted to a PDF file.


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