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Study Report

Study Number: LA-520-001-1-1-International-ICPSR-1959

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: Civic culture study, 1959-1960.  [machine-readable data file] / Almond, Gabriel A.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7201

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy and accompanied book report.

Abstract: This cross-national study focused upon the respondents' basic political attitudes with emphasis upon political partisanship, political socialization, and attitudes toward specific institutions as well as the political system and culture as a whole. Specific information was collected on respondents' political awareness and feelings of political efficacy, feelings toward the bureaucracy, police, political parties, campaigning, and different levels of government, and such institutions as the school, family, and place of work. The number and types of organizations to which the respondents belonged were recorded, as well as standard demographic information. The information was obtained in cross-national surveys conducted in five countries --Germany, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Information was obtained from 955 respondents in Germany, from 995 respondents in Italy, from 1,008 respondents weighted to 1,295 in Mexico, from 963 respondents in the United Kingdom, and from 970 respondents in the United States. Information is recorded for each respondent in the five surveys in 166 variables. Interviewing took place during June and July 1959, in all countries except the United States, where it took place in March 1960.

SUBJECT TERMS: civic culture. cross-national. political activities. political attitudes and behavior. political culture. political efficacy. political participation. political socialization. political system characteristics. socialization. Europe. Federal Republic of Germany. Great Britain. Italy. Mexico. United Kingdom. United States.


Almond, Gabriel, and Sidney Verba. The Civic Culture: Political Attitudes and Democracy in Five Nations. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1963.

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