Legislative Behavior in the Israeli Knesset, 1974-1975 (ICPSR 7851)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Gregory. Mahler


Version V1

This study, conducted in 1975-1975, contains data from personal interviews with 86 members of the 8th Israeli Knesset (1973-1977). Data include members' general perceptions of the legislature and the Israeli political world, as well as their specific party and career histories, areas of expertise, positions held in the Knesset, legislative accomplishments and goals, and legislative behavior, e.g., contact with party leaders, civil servants, and constituents. Other survey data focus on members' political socialization, recruitment, and first political awareness, including the impact of World War II (e.g., concentration camps and purges), elections, Zionism, family activists, school, the Palestine-Israeli conflict, anti-Semitism in community, and membership in youth groups. Personal background data are also included, e.g., age, sex, education, religion, country of origin, family circumstances, and wave (Aliyah) of immigration to Israel.

Mahler, Gregory. Legislative Behavior in the Israeli Knesset, 1974-1975. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07851.v1

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1974 -- 1975

1974 -- 1975

The data for individual respondents were heavily recoded in order to "de-identify" the Members who agreed to be interviewed. "ORIGINAL-TO-OSIRIS RECODE RULE" indicates those variables on which this recoding has been done. Access to the original, unrecoded variables can be arranged through ICPSR in accordance with existing servicing policies.

Volunteer sampling. Of the 120 members of the Knesset, 86 were interviewed, or 71.7 percent of the total population.

The members of the 8th Israeli Knesset (1972-1973).

personal interviews

survey data



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  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
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