Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

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This survey provides data on the level and types of civic involvement of a nationally representative sample of American adults. Extensive questions about respondents' religious activities and beliefs are also included in the survey. The results were originally intended as a comparison to qualitative in-depth interviews with a different sample of respondents (qualitative interviews not available).

Data File
Cases: 1,528
Variables: 271
Weight Variable: WEIGHT1, WEIGHT2
Data Collection
Date Collected: January and February 1997
Funded By
The Lilly Endowment, Inc. and the Pew Charitable Trust
Collection Procedures
In-person interviews conducted by the Gallup Organization
Sampling Procedures
The respondents were drawn from a random sample of non-institutionalized adults living in the United States. Each in-person interview lasted about thirty minutes. For more information on Gallup's sampling procedures, visit their web site (http://www.gallup.com).
Principal Investigators
Robert Wuthnow
Related Publications
Wuthnow, Robert (1998). Loose Connections: Joining Together in America's Fragmented Communities. Harvard University Press: Cambridge and London.