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Study Report

Study Number: SA-027-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1973

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: National study of tolerance and political ideology, 1973.  [machine-readable data file] / Nunn, Clyde Z.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8487

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: Tolerance for nonconformity within the general public and among civic leaders was investigated in this survey, providing correlates between ideology and political tolerance. Respondents were first queried for awareness of and opinions on a variety of social and political topics such as crime, taxes, left- and right-wing radical politics, women in politics, school integration, drugs, and welfare. Further questions addressed opinions on free speech, authority, and knowledge and attitudes regarding communism and fascism. Background information includes newspaper, magazine, and book readership, hours of television watched, political alignment, religious attitudes, and organizational memberships. Demographic data such as age, educational attainment, employment, and ethnic background are also provided.

SOURCE: personal interviews

SAMPLE: Two distinct samples were used in this study: (1) a stratified probability sample of non-institutionalized persons age 18 or older, residing in the coterminous United States, and (2) a purposive sample of civic leaders in fourteen selected categories living in the United States in cities with populations from 10,000 to 50,000.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: March 1973-May 1973

DATE OF COLLECTION: March 1973-May 1973

FUNDING AGENCY: National Science Foundation.


SUBJECT TERMS: anti-communism. civil rights. communications. communism. community cohesion. community elites. conformity. crime. demographic characteristics. domestic affairs. drugs. ideology. integration. issues. literacy. mass media. newspapers. political attitudes and behavior. political party preference. political rights. political socialization. religion. social attitudes and behavior. socioeconomic indicators. taxation. television. welfare. women in politics. United States.


Nunn, Clyde Z., Harry J. Crockett, Jr., and J. Allen Williams, Jr. TOLERANCE FOR NONCONFORMITY. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1978. Williams, J. Allen, Jr., Clyde Z. Nunn, and Louis St. Peter. ''Origins of Tolerance: Findings from a Replication of Stouffer's COMMUNISM, CONFORMITY, AND CIVIL LIBERTIES.'' SOCIAL FORCES 55 (December), 394-408. Stouffer, Samuel A. COMMUNISM, CONFORMITY, AND CIVIL LIBERTIES. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1955.

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