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Study Report

Study Number: SA-023-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1976

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: Social and political attitudes of the American labor force: a comparative study of unemployed and employed workers, 1976.  [machine-readable data file] / Schlozman, Kay Lehman  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8078

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: The purpose of this survey, conducted in the spring of 1976 with a national sample of the American work force, was to estimate the impact on social and political attitudes and political behavior of the experience of unemployment. Class consciousness and attitudes toward ''the American dream'' were of particular interest. The sample universe is defined as the labor force eighteen years of age and older living in the 150 largest metropolitan areas in the United States Membership in the labor force was defined as being presently employed or seeking employment. There are a total of 1,345 respondents: 779 working and 566 unemployed. The survey questionnaire was administered by telephone. The data are available in card-image form with SPSS control cards.

SUBJECT TERMS: class identity. job satisfaction. labor force. labor market behavior. political attitudes and behavior. quality of life. social attitudes and behavior. unemployment. values. workers. United States.


Schlozman, Kay Lehman, and Sidney Verba. Injury to Insult: Unemployment, Class, and Political Response Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1979.

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