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Study Report

Study Number: QD-022-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1981

Subject Area: Education Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News/Washington Post education poll, September 1981.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8018

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This study was conducted by Chilton Research Services of Radnor, Pennsylvania, under the direction of B. Sussman of the Washington Post and J. Alderman of ABC News. The study consisted of two parts: interviews with school principals and interviews with the general population. 303 principals and 1,501 randomly selected persons throughout the United States were interviewed by telephone. They were asked questions about major school problems, curriculum, attitudes towards teachers, and school standards. Data are available in both logical record and card image formats, with OSIRIS codebook-dictionaries available. Part one, the survey of principals, contains approximately 140 variables for each of the 303 cases. Part two, the survey of the general public, contains approximately 150 variables for each of the 1,501 cases. The codebooks are machine-readable.

SUBJECT TERMS: curriculum. education. problems. public schools. school principals. social attitudes and behavior. standards. teachers. United States.

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