The Los Angeles Metropolitan Areas Studies (LAMAS) were conducted ten times between 1970 and 1976. The goal of the LAMAS studies was the development of a set of standard community profile measures appropriate for use in the planning and evaluation of public policy. In addition, individual study participants had the option of submitting questions to be asked in addition to the core items.
The Southern California Social Surveys continued the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area Surveys [LAMAS], conducted between 1970 and 1976. The 1984 SCSS focuses on how people feel about life and living in southern California. Topics include culture consumption and leisure time, 1984 summer Olympics, education and public schools, health status, smoking and alcohol habits, home ownership, attitudes about neighborhood, attitudes toward ethnic groups, discrimination, most important problems, financial well-being, consumer plans, women's rights, registered to vote, political party identification, liberal/conservative scale, political participation, travel time to work, method of transportation, job choice, educational attainment, union membership, basic demographics.
Description The Los Angeles County Social Survey (LACSS) continues the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area Studies (LAMAS) and the Southern California Social Surveys (SCSS). A set of core questions focuses on attitudes and views of living in Los Angeles, neighborhoods, public services, and political views. The sample of respondents is a random digit dial sample of all telephone households in Los Angeles County and contains over samples of African American, and Asian American households.
The Field Poll, or the California Poll, was established in 1947 by Mervin Field and has operated continuously as an independent, non-partisan, media-sponsored public opinion news service. They cover a wide range of political and social topics, including: approval of important national and statewide political figures,; reactions to significant political events and hot button issues; opinions on California ballot propositions; voter awareness; understanding and predispositions of major campaign issues; party affiliation, and demographics.
Also see UC Berkeley, UCData for more Field Polls.
These studies are part of a time-series collection of nations surveys fielded continuously since 1952. The election studies are designed to present data on Americans' social backgrounds, enduring political predispositions, social and political values, perceptions and evaluations of groups and candidates, opinions on questions of public policy, and participation in political life.
Earthquake related behavior is an important part of disaster research in California. Behavior during and immediately after earthquakes is influenced by a range of socioeconomic, situational, and social psychological factors. Here you will find survey data collected as part of research at the University of California , Los Angeles about the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of individuals in responding to earthquakes.
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