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Study Report

Study Number: SA-514-001-1-1-Great Britain-ICPSR-1983

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: British social attitudes survey, 1983.  [machine-readable data file] / Witherspoon, Sharon  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8391

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy and 1 duplicate copy.

Abstract: This survey, the first in an annual series, is designed to chart movements in a wide range of social attitudes in Great Britain. It is similar to the General Social Survey in the United States. This survey contains questions on political orientation, including attitudes toward the parties, likely voting behavior in the next British General Election, political tolerance, and relations with other nations. Other topics include beliefs and expectations concerning both national and personal economic conditions, attitudes toward government spending and programs, social problems such as crime and racial prejudice, and attitudes toward marriage and sexual mores.

SOURCE: personal interviews, and self-enumerated forms

UNIVERSE: Adults aged 18 or over living in private households in Great Britain whose addresses were included in the electoral registers.

SAMPLE: Multistage stratified sample

NOTE: These data were provided to the Consortium by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Survey Archive, University of Essex, England. The data and documentation are disseminated, under an agreement with the ESRC, exactly as they were received without modification by ICPSR. This agreement also provides that ICPSR will disseminate the data only for use within its member institutions and that additional copies of the documentation must be obtained from the ESRC.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + SPSS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image with SPSS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: March 1983

DATE OF COLLECTION: March 1983

FUNDING AGENCY: Monument Trust.

SUBJECT TERMS: crime. economic attitudes and behavior. government effectiveness. government performance. marriage. political attitudes and behavior. political issues. sexual attitudes. social attitudes and behavior. voting attitudes and behavior. Great Britain.

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