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Study Report

Study Number: SA-514-004-1-1-Great Britain-ICPSR-1986

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: British social attitudes survey, 1986.  [machine-readable data file] / Brook, Lindsay  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8910

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy; 1 duplicate and machine-readable data definition statements.

Abstract: This survey, the fourth in an annual series begun in 1983, is designed to chart movements in a wide range of social attitudes in Great Britain. It is similar to the General Social Survey carried out by the National Opinion Resource Center (NORC) in the United States. Topics covered (by section) include: (1) newspaper readership, politics, and defense, (2) economic issues and policies, household income, economic activity, and labor market participation, (3) the welfare state and National Health Service, (4) social class and race, (5A) families and children, (5B) politics and trust, (6A) road traffic law, (6B) industry and jobs, (7A) food and health, (7B) countryside issues, (8) housing, and (9) classification items.

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 electoral registers.

SAMPLE: Multistage probability 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 a contract with 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.

RESTRICTIONS: Researchers using the data are requested to complete the Undertaking Form found in the Technical Report and return it to ESRC.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image with SPSS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: April-July 1986


FUNDING AGENCY: Sainsbury Family Trusts.


Jowell, R., S. Witherspoon, and L. Brook, eds. BRITISH SOCIAL ATTITUDES: THE 1987 REPORT. Aldershot: Gower, 1987.

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