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Study Report

Study Number: DA-007-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1977

Subject Area: Environment and Natural Resources

Bibliographic Citation: Energy crisis behavior and attitudes in the United States, February 1977.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Federal Energy Administration  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7583

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: The objectives of this survey were to investigate the public's behavior and attitudes concerning energy issues at the time of the 1977 shortages. Topics covered include the temperature setting in the respondent's home at several points in time, respondent's reasons for reducing or not reducing temperatures, respondent's concern about the energy shortages, actions the respondent took to reduce fuel costs, and the respondent's opinion about the role of government in coping with fuel shortages. The survey was conducted by the Gallup Organization for the Federal Energy Administration (now the Department of Energy), and interviews were made by telephone on February 4-6, 1977, in the Gallup Organization's national probability sample areas. The sample consists of 1,013 adults over 18 living in homes with telephones. There are 145 variables, each with a logical record length of 166. The data are available either in card-image format or as an OSIRIS dataset.

SUBJECT TERMS: conservation. consumer attitudes and behavior. energy use. environment. government effectiveness. resource depletion. transportation. travel patterns. United States.

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