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Study Report

Study Number: KB-004-008-1-2-United States-ICPSR-1966

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: American national election study, 1966.  [machine-readable data file] / University of Michigan. Center for Political Studies  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7259

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy, 2 volumes; Osiris dictionary file.

Abstract: This study is part of a time-series collection of national surveys fielded continuously since 1952. The election studies are designed to present data on Americans' social backgrounds, enduring political predispositions, social and political values, perceptions and evaluations of groups and candidates, opinions on questions of public policy, and participation in political life. In addition to the usual content, this study tapped feelings of personal political competence and information regarding the Supreme Court, prepared by Walter Murphy of Princeton University and Joseph Tanenhaus of the University of Iowa. The Supreme Court questions emphasized the respondents' perceptions of the Court's functions, their knowledge and opinion of specific decisions and the general judicial trend they represent, and their evaluation of the Court's attitude toward specific groups and issues such as civil rights, pornography, and religion in the schools.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation.


SUBJECT TERMS: business conditions. candidates. citizen rights. civil rights. class identity. congressional elections. domestic affairs. economic mobility. election studies. elections. foreign affairs. geographic mobility. group political orientation. issues. judicial activities. membership. minority affairs. political attitudes and behavior. political efficacy. political history. political interaction. political issues. political participation. political party preference. pornography. presidential elections. religion. social class structure. social mobility. trust, personal and political. unemployment. voting attitudes and behavior. United States Supreme Court.


Tanenhaus, Joseph, and Walter F. Murphy. ''Patterns of Public Support for the Supreme Court: A Panel Study, ''JOURNAL OF POLITICS 43 (February 1981), 24-39. Murphy, Walter F., and Joseph Tanenhaus. ''Public Opinion and the United States Supreme Court: A Preliminary Mapping of Some Prerequisites for Court Legitimation of Regime Changes.'' In J. B. Grossman and J. Tanenhaus (eds.), FRONTIERS OF JUDICIAL RESEARCH. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1969, 273-303

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