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Study Report

Study Number: KB-520-001-1-1-Italy/Sardinia-ICPSR-1968

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: Italian mass election survey, 1968.  [machine-readable data file] / Barnes, Samuel H.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7953

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook and machine-readable OSIRIS dictionary.

Abstract: This Italian Mass Election Survey was conducted following the 1968 Italian parliamentary elections. A representative stratified national sample was drawn from lists of voters in electoral precincts across the country. Interviews were conducted with 2,500 respondents about their political behavior and attitudes, party identification, and union and other organizational memberships. The influence of family and religious ties on political attitudes and behavior was probed, as were the effects of the multi-party structure and the impact of the mass media on Italian political life. Respondents were asked to place the different political parties along a left-right continuum and to place themselves along this continuum as well. This study also included interviews, conducted at the same time as the mass election survey, with a small elite sample of deputies and municipal councillors, but the Consortium will not be releasing these data. The Italian Mass Election Survey, 1968, contains 274 variables for 2,500 respondents, the dataset is available in card-image and OSIRIS formats.

SUBJECT TERMS: campaigns. candidates. decision-making. election studies. elections. political attitudes and behavior. political participation. political party preference. presidential debates. presidential election. religion. unions. voting attitudes and behavior. Italy.

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