Political Action II, 1979-1981 (ICPSR 9581)

Version Date: Feb 17, 1992 View help for published

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M. Kent Jennings, Unknown; Jan W. van Deth et al, Unknown


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This data collection focuses on conventional and unconventional forms of political participation and closely follows the format of the first Political Action study, POLITICAL ACTION: AN EIGHT NATION STUDY, 1973-1976 (ICPSR 7777). POLITICAL ACTION II consists of two parts: a second panel wave of reinterviews with respondents from the first Political Action surveys and a new cross-section sample. Topics covered include respondent's level of satisfaction with material standard of living, interest in politics, perception of privileged and under-privileged groups, opinions on various social and political issues, and ranking of important political goals. Additional variables address the performance of the present government, good and bad aspects of major left and major right parties, legitimacy of the present government and the political system in general, approval of protest behavior, participation in conventional and unconventional activities, voting behavior, attitudes toward young people, and political trust items. Background information provided for respondents includes age, sex, ethnic origin, education, religion, marital status, number of children, employment status, occupation, union membership, personal and family income, organizational memberships and activities, and father's and mother's education and political preferences.

Jennings, M. Kent, and van Deth et al, Jan W. Political Action II, 1979-1981. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-17. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09581.v1

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Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany), Tilburg University (Netherlands), Volkswagen Stiftung (Germany), National Science Foundation
Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1979 -- 1981
1979 -- 1981

Data were made available through the Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung, Universitaet zu Koeln, from whom a printed codebook (ZA-No. 1188) may be obtained.

National multistage probability samples.

Respondents to Political Action I (1973-1976), and persons aged 16 years and older from three nations: Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States.

personal interviews

survey data


2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Jennings, M. Kent, and Jan W. van Deth et al. Political Action II, 1979-1981. ICPSR09581-v1. Cologne, Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1991. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09581.v1


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