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American Citizen Participation Study, 1990

This is the initial release of the follow-up survey for the American Citizen Participation Study. The American citizen participation study was designed by Sidney Verba, Kay Schlozman, Henry Brady, and Norman Nie. It began with a telephone screener study of a representative sample of over 15,000 adult Americans conducted by the Public Opinion Laboratory of Northern Illinois University and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) during the last six months of 1989. These screener interviews, which were between 15 and 20 minutes in length and were conducted in both English and Spanish, provided a profile of political and nonpolitical activity, as well as basic demographic information. This initial sample was then stratified by race and ethnicity and by level and type of political participation, and Blacks, Latinos, and political activists were oversampled.

In the Spring of 1990, NORC conducted in-person interviews of an average length of almost two hours each with 2,517 of the original 15,053 respondents. This dataset is for the follow-up in-person interviews.

Dataset Description:

Observations 2,517
Sample Stratified sample of U.S. adults
Source In Person Interviews
Data Collection Period Spring 1990


Codebook (PDF)

Variable List(Word Document)


SPSS Portable Data File (compressed)

Also available in the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research archives, as study number 6635
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