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Study Report

Study Number: SK-002-001-1-1-United States-NCARO-1968

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Violence

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of attitudes toward violence, 1968 (Harris 1887).  [machine-readable data file] / Louis Harris and Associates, Inc.  [principal investigator(s)] / Chapel Hill. NC: University of North Carolina. Institute for Research in Social Science; Social Science Data Library  [distributor].

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: The questions unique to this study deal with respondent's personal experience with violence, approval of specific types of violence, firearms ownership and regulation, and discipline of children. One large segment of questions deals with sources of political information and news (choice of movies or TV shows). There are standard questions which have appeared on other polls--which government actions people object to, political efficacy, party identification, and expected voting in 1968 presidential election. Another group of questions dealt with specific contemporary issues: Vietnam; open housing; political brutality; the assassinations of R.F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, George Lincoln Rockwell, Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X: para-military groups; treatment of criminals; and respect for police. Variables relevant to the background of the respondent include age, sex, marital status, parenthood, education, occupation, subjective class identification, region, birthplace, income class, geographic mobility, and military experience. A number of the questions were phrased 'Do you agree...' which may produce an acquiescence response bias.

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