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Study Report

Study Number: QA-003-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1969

Subject Area: Citizen Attitudes Towards the Local Community

Bibliographic Citation: Citizen reaction to public officials, May-June, 1969.  [machine-readable data file] / Jacob, Herbert  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7017

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: The study consists of three small independent samples of a black ghetto neighborhood, 72 respondents, a white working class neighborhood, 74 respondents, and a white middle class neighborhood, 77 respondents. The data were collected in spring, 1969, from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area. There are 7 cards of data per respondent and approximately 300 variables. There are 63 possible additional cards with supplementary information for those respondents who have had contact with government officials. The study explored the distribution of government services among different segments of the population. The measure of consumption was whether respondents had had contact with one or more of a group of 45 agencies or programs. Respondents were asked a series of attitudinal questions to measure the association between the consumption of government services and their espousal of supportive or non-supportive attitudes toward the regime. For those respondents who had contact with one of the agencies or programs a supplementary set of questions dealt with the contact, and satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the services they had received.

SUBJECT TERMS: blacks. government agencies. government performance. government services. neighborhoods. political attitudes and behavior. United States. Wisconsin-Madison. Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Jacob, Herbert. ''Contact with Government Agencies: A Preliminary Analysis of the Distribution of Government Services,'' Midwest Journal of Political Science, 16 (February 1972). Jacob, Herbert. ''Black and White Perceptions of Justice in the City,'' Law and Society Review, (August 1971). Jacob, Herbert. ''Problems of Scale Equivalency in Measuring Attitudes in American Subcultures,'' Social Science Quarterly, (June 1971).

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