Political Action Panel Study, 1973-1981 (ICPSR 9582)

Published: Feb 17, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
M. Kent Jennings; Jan W. van Deth et al


Version V1

This data collection focuses on conventional and unconventional forms of political participation and presents data for a two-wave panel survey conducted in three nations. 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 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. 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 Panel Study, 1973-1981. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-17. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09582.v1

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Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany)

Tilburg University (Netherlands)

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health

United States Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Volkswagen Stiftung (Germany)

National Science Foundation

1973 -- 1981

1973 -- 1981

This collection combines data for common respondents in POLITICAL ACTION: AN EIGHT NATION STUDY, 1973-1976 (ICPSR 7777), and POLITICAL ACTION II, 1979-1981 (ICPSR 9581). Data were made available through the Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung, Universitaet zu Koeln (ZA-No. 1189).

National multistage probability samples.

Persons aged 16 years and older in the Wave I survey period (1973-1976) from three nations: Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States.

personal interviews

survey data




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