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California Tax Revolt Study, 1979
Overview:

"With the passage of Proposition 13 in 1978, California entered into an era of plebliscitary budgeting, in which the locus of authority over crucial governmental decisions passed from the state's elected representatives to the voters themselves." (Citrin, Sears, Shanks, Principal Investigators).

Fateful words...

The California Tax Revolt Study was conceived and conducted to better understand the historical and political context of tax reform, and the socio-psychological context in which voters make decisions on tax limitation and other issues. Some issues of this study are Proposition 1 (Limits forced busing), Proposition 4 (Limits state spending), Proposition 13 (Cuts property taxes), police, public schools, health care.

Dataset Description:

Observations 1,788
Sample Random Sample of California Adults living in households with telephone
Source Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI)
Data Collection Period Fall 1979
Principal Investigators Jack Citrin, David O. Sears, J. Merrill Shanks

DOCUMENTATION FOR DOWNLOADING:

Original Codebook (PDF)
Original Study Description (PDF)

AVAILABLE DATA AND SET-UP FILES FOR DOWNLOADING:

Raw Data (ASCII)
Stata Dictionary
Stata Set-up File
SAS Set-up File
SPSS Set-Up File

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Tax Revolt, Something for Nothing in California by David O. Sears and Jack Citrin
Original Book Proposal for The California Tax Revolt(PDF)
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