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Study Report

Study Number: SA-037-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1990

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: Historical analogies, generational effects, and attitudes toward war in the United States, October 1990-February 1991.  [machine-readable data file] / Schuman, Howard  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9959

Date Accessioned: 10/27/1993

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy (data collection instrument).

Abstract: This data collection explores the attitudes of different generations of Americans toward war. Questions pertained to respondents' views of the Cold War, World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War. Respondents were also asked for their opinions of Saddam Hussein and Adolf Hitler, and for their views regarding President George Bush's declaration that force was necessary to make Iraq withdraw completely from Kuwait. A portion of the interviews were conducted before the Persian Gulf War (up to and including January 15), some were conducted during the War (January 17 and later), and others the day the bombing started (January 16). Questions were also asked about the respondent's educational background, month and year of birth, race or ethnic origin, and sex.

SOURCE: telephone surveys

UNIVERSE: Persons aged 18 and over living in the continental United States with telephones.

SAMPLE: Random digit dialing.

NOTE: The questions that comprise this survey were included as an additional set of questions in the monthly SURVEY OF CONSUMER ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR produced by the Economic Behavior Program, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + data collection instrument.

DATA TYPE: event/transaction data and survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: October 1990-February 1991

DATE OF COLLECTION: October 1990-February 1991

FUNDING AGENCY: United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institute on Aging.

GRANT NUMBER: 1-RO1-AG08951

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: BLANKS/ FREQ.PI/ UNDOCCHK.PI/ MDATA

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Schuman, Howard, and Cheryl Rieger. ''Historical Analogies, Generational Effects, and Attitudes Toward War.'' AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW 52 (June), 315-326.

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