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Study Report

Study Number: JB-504-001-1-1-International-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Historical and Contemporary Public Policy Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Comparative survey of freedom, 1972-1976.  [machine-readable data file] / Raymond D. Castil  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7555

Date Accessioned: 5/5/2000

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data is ftp-able from ICPSR. 2/2001 This study was classified under SE-524-001 before. SE is not a valid code in our in-house classification scheme.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison

Date Ordered: 4/7/2000

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook.

Abstract: The data in this study has been produced from five annual surveys which assessed the degree of freedom in 218 nations and dependencies from 1972-1976. The study was carried out under the auspices of Freedom House, New York City. The 52 variables include assessments of the political and civil rights of the general population, an overall freedom rating for each country, and the direction in which this rating appears to be moving. Surveys after 1972 have added variables which indicate whether a change in the evaluation since the previous survey is due to internal events in the country or to new information about existing conditions. Before 1973, only the presence or absence of change is noted, thereafter, an increase in coding categories enables the direction of the change to be recorded. The 1976 data include four additional variables applicable to 142 cases, and provide information about the system of government and the economy of most of the nations studied.

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