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The Resource Community Political Systems Study, 1962, Robert A. Alford, Harry M. Scoble, (electronic resource)

Community Political Systems Study, 1962, Robert A. Alford, Harry M. Scoble, (electronic resource)

Label
Community Political Systems Study, 1962
Title
Community Political Systems Study, 1962
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Alford, Harry M. Scoble
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This study surveyed leaders and nonleaders in four central cities of independent metropolitan areas of Wisconsin: Madison, Kenosha, Racine, and Green Bay. The interviews were conducted immediately following the April 1962 local elections. A total of 1,364 nonleaders were interviewed: 458 from Racine, 330 from Kenosha, 305 from Green Bay, and 271 from Madison. The numbers of leaders interviewed were 135 in Racine, 120 in Kenosha, 110 in Green Bay, and 124 in Madison. The leaders sample included both formal and informal leaders. Approximately 30 informal leaders were identified and interviewed in each city. Questions covered the respondents' feelings about their communities, length of residence, sources of information about local politics (newspapers, magazines, newscasts), ability to identify local officials, and activism in local politics. The respondents were also asked to identify major problems facing their communities and to assess which groups or individuals were working to solve these problems and which ones were blocking efforts at a solution. Several questions solicited the respondents' evaluations of their local school systems. Respondents were asked which local services they would cut if a budget reduction were necessary and which ones they would like to see improved. Other questions covered the respondents' sense of alienation, efficacy, and civic duty. With respect to state and national politics, respondents were asked to rank national leaders and to indicate whether they voted in state and national elections and for whom they voted. Several variables measured the respondents' economic orientation, international orientation, tolerance, racial attitudes, authoritarianism, and pro-McCarthyism. The respondents were also questioned about party identification and whether this had changed. Information was collected on the respondents' marital status, number of c... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07092
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Additional physical form
Also available as downloadable files.
Cataloging source
MiAaI
Characteristic
combination
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Alford, Robert A
  • Scoble, Harry M
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Series statement
ICPSR
Series volume
7092
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Public opinion
  • Social surveys
  • Wisconsin
  • United States
  • Alienation
  • Communities
  • Community decision making
  • Community leaders
  • Community organizations
  • Community participation
  • Community problems
  • Elections
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Local politics
  • Party membership
  • Political activism
  • Political awareness
  • Political interest
  • Public officials
  • Schools
  • Social networks
  • Green Bay
  • Kenosha
  • Madison
  • Racine
  • United States
  • Wisconsin
Target audience
specialized
Label
Community Political Systems Study, 1962, Robert A. Alford, Harry M. Scoble, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1: Data File
Control code
MIU01000000000000005045052
Dimensions
unknown
File format
multiple file formats
Governing access note
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions
Level of compression
unknown
Note
MU: Records downloaded from ICPSR site on Dec. 8, 2009.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR07092
  • (OCoLC)ocm21017041
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR07092
  • (OCoLC)ocm21017041
System details
Mode of access: Internet
Type of computer file
1 data file.
Label
Community Political Systems Study, 1962, Robert A. Alford, Harry M. Scoble, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1: Data File
Control code
MIU01000000000000005045052
Dimensions
unknown
File format
multiple file formats
Governing access note
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions
Level of compression
unknown
Note
MU: Records downloaded from ICPSR site on Dec. 8, 2009.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR07092
  • (OCoLC)ocm21017041
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR07092
  • (OCoLC)ocm21017041
System details
Mode of access: Internet
Type of computer file
1 data file.

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