Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: CA-023-001-1-2-United States-DPLS-1978

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Wisconsin citizen attitudes toward taxes survey, 1978.  [machine-readable data file] / David, Martin  [principal investigator(s)] / Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. Data and Program Library Service  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 5/14/1998

Number of Files Received: 12

Comments: New version reflects addition of machine-readable documentation files and a qualitative data file from original study. Files from earlier version are equivalent and may be used. This dataset is now available for download on the DPLS Online Archive.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Documentation: Hard copy codebook, two volumes. Documentation scanned for archival preservation, 7/97. View questionnaire and methodology section (PDF format).View codebook. (first of three HTML files). Other documentation files are geocodes, an explanation of the qualitative data file, and frequency files.

Abstract: In 1978 the Tax Reform Commission of the State of Wisconsin undertook a study of citizens' attitudes towards the tax system and towards options for changes in the tax structure in an effort to understand peoples' perceptions of tax burdens and their reactions to the direction of recent legislative actions. The Commission's purpose was to determine the preferences of responsible citizens reacting to feasible alterations of the tax system. Major issues on which citizens of the State were interviewed are grouped under four major headings: balance, fairness, incentives, and simplification related to the tax system.

The population of interest for this study was all non-institutionalized Wisconsin residents in the summer of 1978. Data were collected using telephone interviews from respondents in a sample of Wisconsin housing units with telephones. The sample of housing units was a cross-section of housing units with telephones in Wisconsin. Respondents were selected from the sample housing units using a controlled selection procedure designed to balance the respondents by age and sex.

Media/File Reports:

7386 (CD-Rom)
7387 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)