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Citizen Attitude Survey: Urban Problems in Ten American Cities, 1970 (ICPSR 7340)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
National League of Cities. Urban Observatory Program

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07340.v2

Version V2

This study was a joint project of ten major United States cities participating in the Urban Observatory Program: Atlanta, Albuquerque, Baltimore, Boston, Denver, Kansas City, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri, Milwaukee, Nashville, and San Diego. The survey focused on citizens' perceptions of the problems of urban life. Citizens' attitudes toward local government services and their opinions about local problems in the areas of schooling, housing, public transportation, controlled drugs, law and order, and taxes were assessed in all ten cities. Information on the socioeconomic status of the respondents, and on household composition was also elicited. Demographic data include sex, age, marital status, race, ethnicity, birthplace, level of education, and family income. Each city may be analyzed separately or may be treated as an integral part of the comparative study.

National League of Cities. Urban Observatory Program. Citizen Attitude Survey:  Urban Problems in Ten American Cities, 1970. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07340.v2

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United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

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1970

An independent sample was drawn from each of the cities included in the study. The samples were designed to represent a cross-section of all households within the politically-defined limits of each central city. They were drawn from the cities' directories and corrections were made with block supplements. Each household in a given city had an equal probability for selection. Within selected households, one adult was designated as respondent and no substitutions were permitted. The samples are not representative of the total United States population living in Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas.

Adult populations of Atlanta, Albuquerque, Baltimore, Boston, Denver, Kansas City, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri, Milwaukee, Nashville, and San Diego.

personal interviews

survey data

1984-03-18

1992-02-16

1984-03-18 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:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Notes

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

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