Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QD-032-016-1-1-United States-ROPER-1983

Subject Area: Education Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Fifteenth annual survey of the public's attitudes toward the public schools, 1983.  [machine-readable data file] / Gallup Organization  [principal investigator(s)] / Storrs, CT: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: USAIPOSPKED83-GO8343

Date Accessioned: 9/11/2000

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data were obtained from the Roper Center.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 8/14/2000

Documentation: Machine readable codebook file.

Abstract: This survey was conducted on May 13-22 in 1983. Its sample size is 1540 national adults. Major topics include: president's National Commission on Excellence in Education's conclusion that public school education is only fair and not improving; willingness to pay more taxes to raise standard of education; number of children enrolled in public/private/parochial schools; biggest problem with which public schools in community must deal; rating of public schools in community/nation; quality of: facilities, curriculum, teaching, education, college preparation, job planning, books, discipline, students' behavior, administration, extra-curricular activities; tax increase if local public schools need more money; knowledge about local schools; information used to judge quality of schools; promotion of children only if examinations passed; national tests to compare educational achievement; degree of difficulty of students' schoolwork/homework; extension of school year/day; required subjects of students planning/not planning to go to college; need for instruction in: driving, computers, parenting, alcohol/ drug abuse, nuclear waste, war, communism/socialism, race relations; desired personal qualities in teachers; teachers' pay based on quality vs. standard scale; level of current teachers' salaries; higher wages for teachers of subject for which there is a shortage; reasons for discipline problem in public schools; importance of college education; age of oldest child attending public private school; appropriateness of types of instruction; use of computer in school; changes by year 2000: children starting school earlier, 12-month year, access to computers, more individual instruction, college courses covered in high school, more vocational training, students taught how to think more, greater financial support from taxpayers; knowledge of commission's report; agree/disagree with findings; labor union membership; favor/oppose allowing priests to marry.

Media/File Reports:

7102 (CD-ROM)
7111 (CD-ROM)
7402 (CD-Rom)
7403 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)