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Study Report

Study Number: SM-021-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Minorities and Race Relations

Bibliographic Citation: Detroit area study, 1987: a study of greater Detroit.  [machine-readable data file] / Alwin, Duane F.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6412

Date Accessioned: 8/11/1997

Number of Files Received: 6

Comments: This study is on ICPSR CD-ROM release 0016.

This CD-ROM has a DOS overlay on the ISO 9660 format. It can be used on systems that can read ISO 9660 CD-ROM discs, including UNIX, DOS, Windows, and Macintosh. For some UNIX systems, files on this CD-ROM may require a dos2unix conversion.

Codebooks and other documentation are provided in Portable Document Format (PDF). These PDF files can be viewed, searched, and printed with the Adobe Acrobat Reader software included on this CD-ROM.

All data files are provided as text files (ASCII format). Some data files are provided in portable SPSS format as well. In addition, some data files are accompanied by SAS or SPSS data definition statements, which can be used to generate system files for SAS or SPSS. The file names used by these statements will have to be modified by the data user.

A readme file and a file containing abstracts of all datasets on this CD-ROM are provided in ASCII format. These files can be read by standard text editors. The readme file and abstract file are also provided as PDF files.

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

Date Ordered: 8/11/1997

Documentation: Data file(s) are accompanied by SAS or SPSS data definition statements, which can be used to generate system files for SAS or SPSS. Study documentation (including codebook) is provided in Portable Document Format (PDF). See the DPLS Help with PDF Documents for information on this file format. See also the ICPSR Web Site for online access to the study documentation.

Abstract: The 1987 Detroit Area Study is a replication of Gerhard Lenski's 1958 study on religion titled DETROIT AREA STUDY, 1958: THE RELIGIOUS FACTOR (ICPSR 7279). In addition to providing standard personal and demographic information such as age, sex, race, religion, marital status, and occupation, the survey also gathered data on the economic and political behavior of respondents and their kinship institutions, as well as the commitment of individuals to socio-religious groups. Questions tapped areas such as inter-group images, class and ethnic distinctions, family and child-rearing patterns, and attitudes toward work, unions, spending, saving, welfare legislation, civil liberties, foreign affairs, minority group rights, and legislation on moral issues. Questions on religion covered doctrinal orthodoxy, the role of religious leaders in politics, and the effect of religion on politics as well as daily life.

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