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Detroit Area Study, 1976: A Study of Metropolitan and Neighborhood Problems (ICPSR 7906)

Principal Investigator(s): Farley, Reynolds; Schuman, Howard


This survey was concerned with respondents' opinions of their neighborhoods, public policy issues, and racial issues. Housing discrimination, Black/White racial attitudes, and busing to achieve school integration were among the issues surveyed. Information was also collected on respondents' employment status and reasons for moving from or staying in their neighborhoods.

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

Series: Detroit Area Studies Series

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Study Description


Farley, Reynolds, and Howard Schuman. Detroit Area Study, 1976: A Study of Metropolitan and Neighborhood Problems. ICPSR07906-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07906.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07906.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Black White relations, cities, community decision making, economic behavior, employment, families, family life, housing, housing discrimination, local government, local politics, minority affairs, neighborhoods, political affiliation, political attitudes, political participation, public opinion, public policy, racial attitudes, residential segregation, school busing, school desegregation, social issues

Geographic Coverage:    Detroit, Michigan, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1976

Date of Collection:   

  • 1976 (spring-summer)

Universe:    Heads or co-heads of households residing in year-round housing units located in the Detroit Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area in April-August 1976.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Two-stage probability sample of housing units, plus a supplemental probability sample of housing units occupied by Blacks and located within Detroit census tracts having at least 15-percent Black-occupied households in 1970. A total of 1,503 sample housing units were drawn and 1,134 interviews obtained, representing an overall response rate of 75.4 percent.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-10

Version History:

  • 1997-12-19 SAS and SPSS and data definition statements have been added to this collection, and the documentation has been converted to PDF files.

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