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Study Report

Study Number: SA-010-002-1-2-United States-ICPSR-1978

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: Quality of American life, 1978.  [machine-readable data file] / Campbell, Angus  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7762

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 2 vol. hard copy codebooks.

Abstract: This study is a continuation of the Quality of American Life, 1971, dataset . A national sample was drawn which included many respondents from the 1971 survey. The scope and content of the 1978 study is basically the same as in 1971. Respondents were asked questions about housing, city and neighborhood, nation, friends, family and marriage, education, health, employment, leisure activities, and financial status. In addition to broad questions about satisfaction with each of these areas, there are also questions about life (in general) and about the extent to which respondents feel they have control over their lives. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, ethnic background, and father's occupation and education. Observed housing and neighborhood characteristics were recorded. A major difference between this study and the earlier study is that the 1978 respondents were asked more detailed questions concerning their perceived financial status relative to the respondent's family, friends, and past personal financial status. The dataset consists of 685 variables, including 89 derived measures and 3,692 respondents.

SUBJECT TERMS: education. family. financial affairs. friendship networks. health. housing. jobs. leisure. life domains. living conditions. quality of life. social attitudes and behavior. United States.

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