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Study Report

Study Number: QA-005-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1966

Subject Area: Citizen Attitudes Towards the Local Community

Bibliographic Citation: San Francisco Bay region local politics, 1966-1967.  [machine-readable data file] / Eulau, Heinz  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7328

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: The data for this study of city council members from 82 cities in the San Francisco Bay area were collected by questionnaire and interview during 1966-1967. Also included are census, budget, and aggregate election data from the council members' cities. The study explores the council members' opinions on matters that concern Bay Area cities and communities such as traffic and highways, recreation, job and housing discrimination, and social and governmental problems. Prediction of future problems as well as remedies for present ones were discussed with respondents. Also investigated were the council members' opinions of the job of council member, details of the history of each council member's political activity and career in public life, and information about specific campaigns and election outcomes. A number of variables deal with groups and organizations in the area. Others focus on the characteristics of the council members' city. Available in card image format. There are 435 respondents, 22 cards of data, and approximately 550 variables in this study.

SUBJECT TERMS: budgetary data. census data. cities. communities. community decision-making. community elites. elections. housing discrimination. jobs. legislators. local politics. political parties. recreational activities. urban affairs. California. California-San Francisco.


Eulau, Heinz, and Kenneth Prewitt. Labyrinths of Democracy. Indianapolis, Indiana: Bobbs-Merrill, 1973.

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