Civic Culture Study, 1959-1960 (ICPSR 7201)

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Gabriel Almond; Sidney Verba

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This study was based on crossnational surveys conducted in five countries -- Germany, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Information was obtained from 955 respondents in Germany, 995 respondents in Italy, 1,008 respondents in Mexico, 963 respondents in the United Kingdom, and 970 respondents in the United States. The interviews focused on the respondents' basic political attitudes with emphasis on political partisanship, political socialization, and attitudes toward specific institutions as well as the political system and culture as a whole. Specific information was collected on respondents' political awareness and feelings of political efficacy and attitudes toward bureaucracy, police, political parties, campaigning, and various levels of government, as well as toward institutions such as school, family, and place of work. The number and types of organizations to which the respondents belonged were also recorded. Demographic data cover age, sex, race, marital status, number of children, religious preference, income, and socioeconomic status.

Almond, Gabriel, and Verba, Sidney. Civic Culture Study, 1959-1960. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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1959 -- 1960
  1. This five-nation study was generated by combining five separate data files, one for each country, into a single file. The data for one country or a subset of countries can be obtained by filtering by the country variable (V2). The data for a single country are available from ICPSR upon request.


United States and United Kingdom: Multistage probability samples. Germany, Italy, and Mexico: Multistage stratified random samples.

Adult populations of Germany, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

personal interviews



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:
  • Almond, Gabriel, and Sidney Verba. Civic Culture Study, 1959-1960. ICPSR07201-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-02-12.

1984-06-20 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.