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Study Report

Study Number: JA-001-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1967

Subject Area: Behavior and Attitudes of Bureaucreats

Bibliographic Citation: Federal employees' attitudes toward political activity, 1967.  [machine-readable data file] / Jennings, M. Kent  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7277

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: The data for this study were collected from a probability sample of federal civil service employees whose political activities were regulated by federal legislation. These data were obtained through interviews at each respondents' place of work, during working hours, in July and August 1967. The interview tapped such variables as the respondents' political interest and participation in the political process at various levels, their feelings of political efficacy, perceptions of the influence of their occupational role on their political activity and attitudes, their knowledge of the restrictions placed on them, and their evaluations of these restrictions. Many questions are replicated from the Survey Research Center's American National Election Studies, 1964 or 1966. Information was obtained from 980 respondents in the form of 169 variables.

SUBJECT TERMS: bureaucrats. civil service. employment. federal employees. governmental structures. legislative issues. legislative process. occupations. political activities. political efficacy. political participation. work. United States.


Jennings, M. Kent. A Commission Report, Volume 2, Commission on Political Activity of Government Personnel, Washington, D.C., 1967.

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