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Study Report

Study Number: QK-017-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1961

Subject Area: Socialization, Students and Youth

Bibliographic Citation: Eight-city study of child political socialization, 1961-1962.  [machine-readable data file] / Easton, David  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7297

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 4 volumes hard copy.

Abstract: This study seeks to measure children's early receptiveness to political concepts. Information was collected on attitudes toward real people and roles, opinions concerning the origin, relevance and supremacy of laws, and cognizance of current affairs and issues. Information was obtained from 12,053 respondents in the form of 233 variables. Data were collected during 1961 and 1962 from a sample of white urban public school children in grades two through eight by the use of a structured questionnaire.

SUBJECT TERMS: children. current affairs. laws. political attitudes and behavior. political socialization. public school students. roles. social attitudes and behavior. socialization. students. United States.


Easton, David, and Jack Dennis. Children in the Political System. McGraw-Hill, 1969. Easton, David, and Jack Dennis. ''The Child's Image of Government,'' Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 361(September 1965, Special supplement). Hess, Robert D., and Judith Torney. The Development of Political Attitudes in Children. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company, 1967.

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