Social Indicators: Bay Area Survey II, [1972] (ICPSR 8540)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
University of California, Berkeley. Survey Research Center. Social Indicators Project; J. Merrill Shanks

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For this survey respondents were questioned concerning household composition, national affairs and national leaders, men's and women's roles, the Women's Liberation movement, political interest and trust, crime control, moral standards, and other current issues, as well as political participation, explanations for "different life chances" and differing longevity, poverty, and racial differences. Personal information about the respondent includes occupation, industry, education, religion, marital status, union and club membership, political and party identification, and income. An adjective checklist about national government was administered. In addition, all respondents were asked to complete questionnaires dealing with sexual behavior. The dataset also contains census tract information from the 1970 Census such as median family income, years of education, persons per household, percent black and Spanish, percent below poverty level, percent other races, and housing information.

University of California, Berkeley. Survey Research Center. Social Indicators Project, and Shanks, J. Merrill. Social Indicators: Bay Area Survey II, [1972]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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National Science Foundation (GS31812)

1972-06-19 -- 1972-09-30

1972-06-19 -- 1972-09-30

Weights were developed separately for the regular and black supplementary samples. A common weighting system permitting the combination of these two samples is not provided.

Representative cross-section of residents of the five-county San Francisco-Oakland SMSA plus a supplementary sample of black households selected from the population of predominantly black census tracts.

Residents of the five-county San Francisco-Oakland SMSA as defined by the 1970 U.S. Census.

personal interviews, and self-enumerated forms

survey data, and aggregate data




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