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Data Bank of Minority Group Conflict, 1955-1965 (ICPSR 5209)

Published: Jul 16, 2009

Principal Investigator(s):
Ivo Feierabend; Rosalind Feierabend; Rose Kelly

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This study contains data on conflict events between ethnic, racial, linguistic, and religious minority groups and predominant groups within society in 84 nations in the period 1955-1965. For each event, data are provided for the type of event, number and type of initiator and target of event, nature of minority tension, issues involved, date, location and duration of event, presence of violence, outcome of the event, number of initiators, targets, and mediators injured, arrested, or killed, and number of significant persons involved in the event as initiators, targets, or mediators that were injured, killed, or arrested. A summary scale was developed to measure the different intensity levels of aggressive behavior as well as the degree of friendliness signified by an event in minority tensions.

Feierabend, Ivo, Feierabend, Rosalind, and Kelly, Rose. Data Bank of Minority Group Conflict, 1955-1965. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-07-16.

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1955 -- 1965

See also the related data collection, SYSTEMIC CONDITIONS OF POLITICAL AGGRESSION (SCOPA) PROJECT, 1955-1964 (ICPSR 5207).

A total of about 1,938 conflict events between minority and predominant groups in 84 independent nations in the period 1955-1965.


event/transaction data

survey data



1984-05-03 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.

2009-07-16 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.


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

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