Public Attitudes Toward Deviant Behavior, 1972: Iowa, New Jersey, and Oregon (ICPSR 8480)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Charles R. Tittle

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The specific purpose of this study was to gather data concerning individuals' perceptions of the likelihood of being caught and punished for committing various minor offenses. However, this study also provides data on several other topics ranging from the respondent's opinion on the importance of following social norms to self-reports of deviant behavior.

Tittle, Charles R. Public Attitudes Toward Deviant Behavior, 1972:  Iowa, New Jersey, and Oregon. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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National Science Foundation (GS-31744)


Cards 1, 2, 3, and 7, contained more data than were documented in the codebook. These additional variables were recoded to zeros. PART

Samples of the population aged 15 and over in New Jersey, Iowa, and Oregon were drawn by using area probability techniques to identify households. Individual respondents within identified households were then randomly selected for interviews and two callbacks were used to maximize the possibility of including those specific individuals.

Individuals aged 15 and over from New Jersey, Iowa, and Oregon.

personal interviews

survey data




  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.