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Study Report

Study Number: QA-501-001-1-1-China-ICPSR-1990

Subject Area: Citizen Attitudes Towards the Local Community

Bibliographic Citation: Four-county study of Chinese local government and political economy, 1990.  [machine-readable data file] / Eldersveld, Samuel J.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6805

Date Accessioned: 5/1/1997

Number of Files Received: 8

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Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison campus

Date Ordered: 5/1/1997

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Abstract: This survey focuses on the views and behaviors of the mass public in China with respect to economic and governmental factors at the local countryside level in the post-Mao era. The data were collected approximately eight months after the June 1989 conflict in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Major topics addressed include perceived seriousness of problems such as health care, pricing, public order, industrial development, economic well-being, consumer behavior, personal problems and how to overcome them, perceived local problems, views about leaders and important groups, political interest, media behavior, civic competence and political reform, and perceptions of injustice. Demographic data include age, ethnicity, gender, occupation, education, marital status, and income.

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