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Study Report

Study Number: GA-025-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Legal Systems

Bibliographic Citation: Public attitudes toward lawyers and legal disputes, 1993.  [machine-readable data file] / Meithe, Terance D.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6403

Date Accessioned: 5/19/1995

Number of Files Received: 4

Comments: As received via anonymous FTP. Ordered for Bert Kritzer.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 5/19/1995

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy codebook printed from electronic version. Other hardcopy material on order.

Abstract: This data collection examines public attitudes, opinions, and experiences with respect to lawyers and legal disputes and the effects that prior experiences have on the future likelihood of using the law to settle disputes. Variables refer to types and outcomes of legal disputes, selection of lawyers, gender and age of lawyers, number of contacts, size of legal firms, the extent of services the lawyers provided to clients, and the behavior of lawyers. The unit of analysis is the individual.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Adults in the United States living in households with telephones in 1993.

SAMPLE: Proportionate sample stratified (by United States time zone) using random-digit dialing.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (text) + SAS data definition statements + SPSS data definition statements + data collection instrument.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SAS and SPSS data definition statements

TIME PERIOD: 1993

DATE OF COLLECTION: March-April 1993

FUNDING AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

GRANT NUMBER: SES 9296170

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: CONCHK.ICPSR/ DDEF.ICPSR/ MDATA.PR/ REFORM.DOC/ SCAN/ UNDOCCHK.PR/ UNDOCCHK.ICPSR

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Miethe, Terance D. ''Predicting Future Litigiousness'' (Unpublished). Paper No. 89154. Las Vegas, NV: University of Nevada, Department of Criminal Justice, 1994.

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