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Title: Detroit Area Study, 1959: The Vitality of Supernatural Experience and a Fiscal Research Program      
dateReleased:
04-08-2015
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07323.v2
ID:
doi:10.3886/ICPSR07323.v2
description:
This study of 767 adults in the Detroit metropolitan area provides information on their religious beliefs and practices, as well as their feelings about various forms of taxation such as sales tax, income tax, and property tax. The collection was a combination of two separate studies: THE VITALITY OF SUPERNATURAL EXPERIENCE by Guy Swanson, and A FISCAL RESEARCH PROGRAM by Harvey Brazer. Respondents were asked about their beliefs in the existence and characteristics of God, the amount of influence they felt that God had in their life, and how they thought God would feel about various situations. Also explored was the membership and level of activity in formal organizations for both the respondent and the respondent's spouse. The respondent was also asked to evaluate the performance of several institutions and professional groups such as colleges, their position on televisions in classrooms, the Federal Courts, doctors, and scientists. In addition, the respondent was asked to list the problems in the United States that were badly in need of resolution and to evaluate who was to blame for the problems and what could be done to solve them. Other items probed the respondent's opinions of educational television stations, the comparative quality of utility companies' services, government spending, and the most important things in life. Attitudes toward the use of taxes or use fees to pay for parks and garbage collection were also elicited. Demographic variables specify age, sex, race, education, place of birth, marital status, occupation, length of residence in the Detroit area, home ownership, length of time at present residence, number of children, original nationality of husband's and wife's family, political affiliation, and amount and sources of income. More information about the Detroit Area Studies Project is available on this Web site http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/detroitareastudies/ .
description:
Swanson, Guy; Brazer, Harvey, 2015, "Detroit Area Study, 1959: The Vitality of Supernatural Experience and a Fiscal Research Program", http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07323.v2
name:
Swanson, Guy
Brazer, Harvey
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997