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Study Report

Study Number: LA-002-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1962

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: America's radical right, 1962.  [machine-readable data file] / Wolfinger, Raymond E.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7273

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: These data report the attitudes, political behavior, and demographic characteristics of 307 people, out of approximately 2,000, who attended and supported the ''San Francisco Bay Region School of Anti-Communism'' held by the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade in Oakland, California, from January 29-February 2, 1962. Information was collected by personal interviews (94) and mail questionnaires (214), with most questions taken from SRC's national election studies, Samuel Stouffer's study of attitudes about Communism, and Martin Trow's study of attitudes toward Senator Joseph McCarthy in Bennington, Vermont. Information was obtained from 307 respondents in the form of 78 variables.

SUBJECT TERMS: anti-communism. communism. conservatism. ideology. political attitudes and behavior. California-San Francisco. McCarthy, Joseph. United States.


Wolfinger, Raymond E., et al. America's Radical Right: Politics and Ideology,'' in David Apter (ed.), Ideology and Discontent. New York: Free Press, 1964. Trow, Martin. ''Small Businessmen, Political Tolerance, and Support for McCarthy,'' American Journal of Sociology, 64 (November 1958).

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