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Study Report

Study Number: MB-002-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1958

Subject Area: Decision Making in Deliberative Bodies

Bibliographic Citation: Washington lobbyists survey, 1956-1957.  [machine-readable data file] / Milbrath, Lester W.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7262

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy; 1 duplicate copy.

Abstract: A sample of registered lobbyists were interviewed in 1956 and 1957 in order to investigate the relationships of lobbyists to policy-making, occupational history, interest in public affairs, reasons for becoming a lobbyist, political activities, respondents' relationship to the organizations they represent, where they try to establish contact, techniques used, how lobbying skills were acquired, and an appraisal of success. The study includes 114 respondents, 3 cards of data per respondent, and 125 variables.

SUBJECT TERMS: groups. legislative bodies. lobbyists. occupations. public policy-making. District of Columbia.


Milbrath, Lester. The Washington Lobbyists. Chicago: Rand-McNally, 1963.

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