Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SA-516-001-1-1-Australia-ICPSR-1984

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: Australian national social science survey, 1984.  [machine-readable data file] / Kelley, Jonathan  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9084

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy; machine-readable data definition statements.

Abstract: This multipurpose survey measures a wide range of variables of interest in sociology, political science, and labor economics. It is similar to national social surveys conducted regularly in the United States, Britain, and West Germany, and much of the data are directly comparable. The questionnaire covers attitudes toward a broad range of topics, including government expenditures, taxation, inflation, crime, poverty, women and careers, migrants, political figures, and confidence in institutions such as banks and police. Other questions relate to the respondent's personal feelings about life, health, religion, moral issues, and family relationships. Political and economic data provided include party preference and voting history, income, and occupation. Additional background variables are available on education, birthplace, ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, location and size of town of residence, marital status, and union membership.

SOURCE: personal interviews, and self-enumerated forms

UNIVERSE: Noninstitutionalized persons aged 18 years or older, capable of being interviewed in English, in all States and Territories of Australia.

SAMPLE: Stratified area-cluster sample.

NOTE: The data contain a weight variable. Bound, printed copies of the codebook also are available from Social Science Data Archives, the Australian National University.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation + SPSS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image with SPSS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: 1984

DATE OF COLLECTION: June 1984 -July 1986

FUNDING AGENCY: The Australian National University. Research School of Social Sciences, and Australian Research Grants Scheme.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Kelley, Jonathan, and Clive Bean, eds. SOCIETY AND POLITICS IN AUSTRALIA: ANALYSES FROM THE NATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE SURVEY. Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1988.

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct