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Finding Data: Data on Race, Ethnicity, Ethnic relations


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    Race, Ethnicity, Ethnic Relations- Non USA ::

  • 2012 Latino Immigrant National Election Study
    Nationally representative telephone survey of Latino immigrants, the majority of whom were not U.S. citizens. It was administered in 2 waves. One survey wave was conducted during the fall campaign (N = 853); and a follow-up wave took place immediately after the election (N = 437 respondents from the pre-election survey plus 451 fresh respondents, for a total of 888). The questionnaire instrumentation used in the study was largely adapted from item wordings in the 2012 American National Election Study (ANES). The survey focuses on immigrant civic engagement and political socialization, including items on immigrant attitudes, opinions and electoral and non-electoral political behavior.

  • Adaptation Process of Cuban and Haitian Refugees
    Survey of refugees to southern Florida, includes 514 Cubans arriving in 1980 in the Mariel boat lift and 500 Haitians arriving between 1980 and 1982. Stratified multi-stage sample; Cuban sample interviewed in 1983 and again in 1985-6; Haitians sampled after arrival in 1980-82 and again 2 years later.

  • American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity
    Multiyear, multi-method study of the bases of solidarity and diversity in American life. Designed to gather data on attitudes about race, religion, politics and American identity as well as demographic information and social networks. Also available through ICPSR.

  • Americans' Changing Lives: Waves I-V (1986, 1989, 1994, 2002, and 2011)
    Focusing especially on differences between black and white Americans in middle & late life, these data constitute the first 5 waves in a national longitudinal panel survey covering a wide range of sociological, psychological, mental, and physical health items. Among the topics covered are interpersonal relationships (spouse/partner, children, parents, friends), sources and levels of satisfaction, social interactions and leisure activities, traumatic life events (physical assault, serious illness, divorce, death of a loved one, financial or legal problems), perceptions of retirement, health behaviors (smoking, alcohol consumption, overweight, rest), and utilization of health care services (doctor visits, hospitalization, nursing home institutionalization, bed days). Also included are measures of physical health, psychological well-being, and indices referring to cognitive functioning. Background information provided for individuals includes household composition, number of children and grandchildren, employment status, occupation and work history, income, family financial situation, religious beliefs and practices, ethnicity, race, education, sex, and region of residence.

  • Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country (1998+)
    Purpose was to gather data on all adult and juvenile jail facilities and detention centers in Indian reservations, pueblos, rancherias, and other Native American and Alaska Native communities throughout the United States. Provides data on the number of inmates, staffing, and facility characteristics and needs of all confinement facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

  • Annual Survey of Jails: Individual Reporting-Level Data
    The Annual Survey of Jails (ASJ) is the only data collection effort that provides an annual source of data on local jails and jail inmates. Data on the size of the jail population and selected inmate characteristics are obtained every 5 to 6 years from the Census of Jails. In each of the years between the full censuses, a sample survey of jails is conducted to estimate baseline characteristics of the Nation's jails and inmates housed in these jails. The ASJ supplies data on characteristics of jails such as admissions and releases, growth in the number of jail facilities, changes in their rated capacities and level of occupancy, growth in the population supervised in the community, changes in methods of community supervision, and crowding issues. Also provides information on changes in the demographics of the jail population, supervision status of persons held, and a count of non-citizens in custody. Used to track growth in the number of jails and the capacities nationally, changes in the demographics of the jail population and supervision status of persons held, the prevalence of crowding issues, and a count of non-United States citizens within the jail population.

  • Bay Area Race and Politics Survey 1986
    Random-digit telephone survey of residents of the San Francisco-Oakland metropolitan area conducted from August through October 1986. Interviews were completed with 1,113 persons, and the response rate was 68.1 percent. This was the main dataset analyzed in The Scar of Race by Paul M. Sniderman and Thomas Piazza (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1993).

  • Boston Youth Labor (Market) Survey (1980, 1989)
    Also referred to as the Young Black Men Employment Study.

  • Changing Channels and Crisscrossing Cultures: A Survey of Latinos on the News Media
    Getting the news could be the single most extensive cross-cultural experience for the Hispanic population in America. A growing number of Hispanics switch between English and Spanish to get the news. This survey shows that many more Latinos get at least some of their news in both English and Spanish than in just one language or the other.

  • Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion (2006 Hispanic Religion Survey)
    In order to explore the complex nature of religion among Latinos, the Pew Hispanic Center and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life collaborated on a set of public opinion surveys.

  • Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS) (1991-2006)
    Designed to study the adaptation process of the immigrant second generation which is defined broadly as U.S.-born children with at least one foreign-born parent or children born abroad but brought at an early age to the United States.

  • Collaborative Multi-racial Post-election Survey (CMPS), 2008
    National telephone survey of registered voters, with comparably large samples of African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and Whites. The telephone survey, conducted between November 9, 2008 and January 5, 2009, is the first multiracial and multilingual survey of registered voters across multiple states and regions in a presidential election. In contrast to the 2008 American National Election Study (ANES) which oversampled Black and Latino voters, and was available in Spanish, the CMPS was available in 6 languages and contains robust samples of the four largest racial/ethnic groups: Whites, Latinos, Blacks, Asians. Contains 4,563 respondents who registered to vote in the November 2008 election and who self-identified as Asian, Black, Latino, and White. The survey was available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese and respondents were offered the opportunity to interview in their language of choice. The 6 states that were sampled to produced robust samples of all 4 major racial groups include California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, and New Jersey, and the statewide samples range from 243 to 669 cases. In order to arrive at more nationally representative samples of each minority group, the study added 2 supplemental states per racial group, including Arizona and New Mexico (Latinos), North Carolina and Georgia (Blacks), Hawaii and Washington (Asians). Of these 12 states, 3 were considered political battlegrounds in the 2008 Presidential electorate -- New Mexico, Florida, and North Carolina. In order to examine multi-racial politics in competitive and non-competitive environments, the study supplemented the sample with six additional diverse battleground states: Colorado, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. As of the 2008 election, two-thirds of the national electorate was concentrated in these 18 states. For Latinos, 92 percent of all registered voters reside in these states; 87 percent of Asian Americans; and 66 percent of Blacks, and 61 percent of Whites. The November 2008 CMPS provides estimates of the registered voter population by race, age, gender, and education level which was applied to the sample, by racial group, so that the distributions match those of the Census on these important demographic categories. In the study, there are 51 items dealing with sociopolitical attitudes, mobilization and political activity. Additionally, there are 21 items that capture demographic information, including: age, ancestry, birthplace, education, ethnicity, marital status, number in the household, religiosity, gender, media usage and residential context.

  • Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (CPES), 2001-2003 [United States]
    Initiated in recognition of the need for contemporary, comprehensive epidemiological data regarding the distributions, correlates and risk factors of mental disorders among the general population with special emphasis on minority groups. Primary objective was to collect data about the prevalence of mental disorders, impairments associated with these disorders, and their treatment patterns from representative samples of majority and minority adult populations in the United States. Secondary goals were to obtain information about language use and ethnic disparities, support systems, discrimination and assimilation, in order to examine whether and how closely various mental health disorders are linked to social and cultural issues.

  • Comparative Immigrant Entrepreneurship Project (CIEP) (1992, 1995)
    Survey of over 1,200 Colombian, Dominican, and Salvadoran family heads is the first to explicitly measure the extent of economic, political, and socio-cultural transnationalism among immigrants and to develop predictive models of these activities.

  • Comparative Immigrant Organization Project (CIOP)
    This survey of 89 Colombian, Dominican, and Mexican organization leaders and additional interviews with community activists and government officials is part of a larger study of the organizations constructed by Latin American immigrants in the United States and their impact on the political incorporation of these immigrants to American society. This specific dataset was designed to give us greater understanding of the forces creating and sustaining these organizations and to test several preliminary hypotheses about the effects of contexts of exit and modes of incorporation in receiving countries on the character of immigrant transnationalism. Accordingly, there are detailed measures of the extent of economic, political, and socio-cultural transnationalism and characteristics of both the organizations and their members.

  • Court Workforce Racial Diversity and Racial Justice in Criminal Case Outcomes in the United States, 2000-2005
    Purpose was to determine whether workgroup racial composition is related to sentence outcomes generally, and racial differences in sentencing in particular, across federal districts. Contains information on federal court district characteristics. Data include information about the social context, court context, and diversity of the courtroom workgroup for 90 federal judicial districts provided by 50 judicial district context variables.

  • Cuban and Mexican Immigrants in the U.S.
    The aim of this longitudinal study, based on data on Cuban and Mexican immigrants to the USA collected in 1973-74, was to map the process of immigrant adaptation and incorporation into the labor market. Follow-ups in 1976 and 1979.

  • Detroit Area Studies
    Initiated in 1951. Has been carried out nearly every year till the present. Provides reliable data on the Greater Detroit community. Each survey probes a different aspect of personal and public life, economic and political behavior, political attitudes, professional and family life, and living experiences in the Detroit metropolitan area. Includes The Detroit Arab American Study (DAAS) (2003).

    Allows visitors to explore how metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. perform on a diverse range of social measures. These data call attention to the equality of opportunity and diversity of experiences for different racial and ethnic groups in the United States.

  • Dynamics of Idealism: Volunteers for Civil Rights (1965-1982)
    Represents questionnaires administered to volunteers in the 1965 Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE) project of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) before and after a two and a half month voter registration effort in May and the Fall of 1965, and a follow-up study in 1982. Topics covered include the volunteer's background, attitudes toward racial and political issues, commitment to social change, and prior experience with Blacks and activism.

  • Ethnic Collective Action in Contemporary Urban United States -- Data on Conflicts and Protests, 1954-1992
    Seeks to identify sources of ethnic and racial conflict and protest in urban America from 1954 through 1992. The data on collective events are coded using The New York Times.

  • General Social Survey (1972-2016) (GSS)
    Produced biennially since 1994, the GSS is a long running survey of social, cultural and political indicators. In addition to the GSS, topic modules, designed to investigate new issues or to expand the coverage of an existing subject, are administered. Examples of topic modules include computer and Internet, racial and ethnic prejudice, and child mental-health stigma. Also included in ICPSR. The GSS has participated since 1985 in the International Social Survey Program. A listing of modules is available.

    Sample Size: Over the life of the survey, more than 43,000 respondents, with about 3,000 added biennially.

  • General Social Survey Topical Module 2002: Racial and Ethnic Prejudice
    In addition to this topical module, the General Social Survey conducted oversamples of minority groups in 1982 and 1987 to make richer analysis of subgroups possible.

  • Governmental Units Analysis Data, 1960: Urban Racial Disorders, 1961-1968
    Consists of individual riot and riot summary information for civil disorders which occurred between 1961 and 1968 in cities with a 1960 population exceeding 25,000.

  • Harlem Longitudinal Study of Urban Black Youth, 1968-1994
    Involved the collection of a broad array of data concerning physical, psychological, and social aspects of health among a representative community sample of urban African-American adolescents. More specifically, the study aimed to determine the extent and direction of change in health status among African-American adolescents and youth; to identify the health problems most subject to change; to examine the initiation process and prevalence of drug use among African-American adolescents; to assess the impact of possible mediating variables such as family background characteristics, role attainment, social influences and psychosocial attitudes on drug use; and to examine the ways in which drug use affects the expected sequence of health, growth, and development.

  • Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly
    The Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (EPESE) Frailty Study sought to apply a standard definition of frailty in a well-defined sample of Mexican American older adults and to examine the impact of frailty on disability, health related quality of life, institutionalization, and mortality in this population over time. This project is a continuation of a prior study (the Hispanic EPESE) examining the enabling-disabling process in this same population of aging Mexican Americans; data were collected from 1,031 older adults who were participating in the Hispanic EPESE. Only subjects who were physically capable of safely completing the muscle strength measures were included. Baseline interviews were collected for this subsample in 2006/2007 during Wave 6 of the Hispanic EPESE study. This collection includes data about respondents' health status, activities of daily living and their ability to perform tasks. Two-year follow-up data were collected in 2008/2009 from 731 participants in Wave 1. Demographic and background information include age, relationship status, gender, marital status and household composition. Follow-up waves of the baseline Hispanic EPESE provided cross-sectional and longitudinal examinations of the predictors of mortality changes in health outcomes, institutionalization and other changes in living arrangements, as well as changes in life situations and quality of life issues. Beginning with Wave 5, an additional sample of Mexican Americans aged 75 and over was included. The individuals included in this sample had higher average-levels of education than those of the surviving cohort.

  • Houston Area Survey (1982+)
    Longitudinal study that began in May 1982 after Houston recovered from recession of the mid-1980s. Measures the public responses to the new economic, educational, and environmental challenges. Measured perspectives on the local and national economy, on poverty programs, inter-ethnic relationships. Also captured were respondents' beliefs about discrimination and affirmative action, education, crime, health care, taxation, and community service, as well as their assessments of downtown development, mobility and transit, land-use controls, and environmental concerns, and their attitudes toward abortion, homosexuality, and other aspects of the social agenda. Also recorded were religious and political orientations, as well as an array of demographic and immigration characteristics, socioeconomic indicators, and family structures.

  • Impact of Immigration on Ethnic-Specific Violence in Miami, Florida, 1997
    Does the rate of violent victimization differ across race and ethnic groups? In an effort to answer this question, this study sought to examine the violent victimization rate and the factors influencing ethnic-specific rates of violence in the city of Miami. Administrative data were obtained from the United States Bureau of the Census and the Miami Police Department Research Unit. For the groups of people identified as Afro Americans, Latinos, and Haitians, the numbers who were victims of aggravated assault and robbery in 1997 are included along with the assault and robbery rates for each group. The remaining variables are the percent of female-headed households, percent below poverty line, percent of young males out of the labor force and unemployed, residential instability, vacant and household instability, and the percent of 1980-1990 immigrants.

  • Labor Center Black Worker Project (University of California Berkeley)
    Reports on African-American employment and unemployment.

  • Latin American Migration Project (LAMP)
    Born as an extension of the Mexican Migration Project (MMP), which was created in 1982 by an interdisciplinary team of researchers to advance our understanding of the complex processes of international migration and immigration to the United States. Data from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Peru, Haiti and Colombia are available, and can be downloaded from this website.

  • Latino National Political Survey, 1989-1990
    Measured the political attitudes and behaviors of three specific Latino groups in the United States: Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban. A non-Latino comparison group was also interviewed.

    Sample Size: 3415 Total: 2817 Latinos (1546 Mexican, 589 Puerto Rican, 682 Cuban), 598 non-Latinos

    Latino National Political Survey, 1989-1990 (Electronic File)
    Principal investigator: Rodolfo de la Garza, Angelo Falcon, F. Chris Garcia, John A. Garcia
    Producer: Philadelphia, PA: Temple University, Institute for Social Research
    Distributor: Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
    Version: 3rd ICPSR version

  • Latino National Survey (2006)
    Contains 8,634 completed interviews (unweighted) of self-identified Latino/Hispanic residents of the United States. Interviewing began on November 17, 2005, and continued through August 4, 2006. Contained approximately 165 distinct items ranging from demographic descriptions to political attitudes and policy preferences, as well as a variety of social indicators and experiences. All interviewers were bilingual, English and Spanish. Demographic variables include age, ancestry, birthplace, education level, ethnicity, marital status, military service, number of people in the household, number of children under the age of 18 living in the household, political party affiliation, political ideology, religiosity, religious preference, race, and sex. Also see the Latino National Survey (LNS) Focus Group Data, 2006.

  • Latino National Survey (LNS)--New England, 2006
    New England extension of the Latino National Survey, which was conducted in 2005-2006. The Latino National Survey (LNS)--New England contains 1,200 completed interviews (unweighted) of self-identified Latino/Hispanic residents of the United States. The questionnaire is the same as that used in the original LNS. Interviewing began on November 17, 2005, and continued through August 4, 2006. Contained approximately 165 distinct items ranging from demographic descriptions to political attitudes and policy preferences, as well as a variety of social indicators and experiences. All interviewers were bilingual, English and Spanish. Demographic variables include age, ancestry, birthplace, education level, ethnicity, marital status, military service, number of people in the household, number of children under the age of 18 living in the household, political party affiliation, political ideology, religiosity, religious preference, race, and sex.

  • Little Village Survey
    Little Village, a neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, is the largest Mexican community in the Midwestern United States. The Little Village Survey consists of business and household surveys. The business surveys reveal how ethnicity influences the creation and development of businesses through multiple social and economic domains.

    Sample Size: Business - 244 enterprises; Household - 325 respondents.

  • Longitudinal Study of African-American Oldest Old, 1988-1996
    Purpose was to understand the functioning and family structure of White American and African American oldest old. The researcher examined how the participants manage their physical environment, maintain social relations, and sustain a sense of well-being.

  • Mexican American People: A Generation Later
    In an original study conducted in 1965, Leo Grebler, Joan Moore, and Ralph Guzman surveyed Mexican Americans in San Antonio, Texas, and Los Angeles, California. The 1st survey provided a rich cross-sectional view of this population's demographics and attitudes, Ortiz and Telles' 35 year follow-up now allows for a longitudinal view of the behavior and ethnic identification of 1st- through 4th-generation Mexican Americans in these areas. The new survey was used to test hypotheses related to Mexican Americans' social mobility, their ethnic identity and behavior, their experiences with discrimination, and the relationship between socioeconomic status and ethnic identity. Data includes birth dates, citizenship information, education, income, housing, language, medical, religious affiliations, immediate and extended family demographic information, and self perception in regards to ethnicity.

  • Mexican Origin People in the United States: the 1979 Chicano Survey
    Household survey of persons of Mexican descent living in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and Chicago, Illinois. The purpose was to compile a statistically representative and comprehensive body of empirical information about the social, economic, and psychological status of Chicanos. Major topics covered were mental and physical health and use of health services, family background and composition, customary practices and values, language use and attitudes, employment history, social identity, group consciousness, and political opinions and participation.

    Sample Size: Of over 11,000 people screened, 1,400 met the Mexican ancestry criterion. Of this total, 991 interviews were collected.

  • Minorities at Risk (MAR) Project (1945+)
    Tracks 282 politically-active ethnic groups throughout the world -- identifying where they are, what they do, and what happens to them. Focuses specifically on ethnopolitical groups, non-state communal groups that have "political significance" in the contemporary world because of their status and political actions. Political significance is determined by: (1) The group collectively suffers, or benefits from, systematic discriminatory treatment compared to other groups in a society and (2) The group is the basis for political mobilization and collective action in defense or promotion of its self-defined interests.

  • Murray Research Archive - Diversity Archive (Race, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, Religion)
    Consists of numerous studies with racially and ethnically diverse samples. Also houses a number of studies focusing on specific ethnic groups and on ethnic relations.

    Application may need to be made directly to the Murray Research Archive for permission to use the data.

  • National Black Election Studies
    Large-scale academic survey of the political attitudes and voting behavior of Black Americans. Conducted in 1984, 1988, and 1996. The 1984 and 1988 surveys were longitudinal in nature.

    Sample Size: Pre-election: 1984-1,150; 1988-473; 1996-1,216. Post-election: 1984-872; 1988-392; 1996-854.

  • National Directory of Latino Elected Officials (2005-2016)
    Covers federal, state, county, municipal, and other local elected officials. Provides contact information for each official, a statistical portrait of the Latino elected officials in each state, and an alphabetical index of each official in the Directory, which indicates their state, level of office and the page number on which they appear. The directory for each year is also available as an Excel database and includes fields for level of office, term expiration, party, and gender.

  • National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS), 2002-2003
    Nationally representative community household survey that estimates the prevalence of mental disorders and rates of mental health service utilization by Latinos and Asian Americans in the United States.

  • National Longitudinal Survey of Freshmen (NLSF)
    Developed to provide comprehensive data to test different theoretical explanations for minority underachievement in higher education. Measures the academic and social progress of college students at regular intervals at selective schools. Notable for including equal-sized samples of white, black, Asian, and Latino freshmen entering selective colleges and universities.

    Sample Size: 28 institutions. 3924 students (959 Asians, 998 whites, 1,051 African Americans, 916 Latinos).

  • National Politics Study (NPS) (2004)
    Comparative data about individuals' political attitudes, beliefs, aspirations, and behaviors at the beginning of the 21st century. Explored the nature of political involvement and participation among individuals from different racial and ethnic groups. Included questions about voting preferences, party affiliation, organizational membership, immigration, racial consciousness, religion, acculturation, and views of government policies.

  • National Politics Study, 2008
    The 2008 election offers a rare opportunity to analyze a significant event in American history - the election of the first African American president. Because the longitudinal panel series began in 2004, prior to the emergence of President Obama as a serious political candidate and nominee, the results from these surveys provide a rare vehicle for comparing data over time on important demographic, political, and, of particular interest given President Obama's racial background, racial and ethnic issues related to vote choice and political behavior. Topics covered include: demographic information of the population, work status, home ownership, political ideology, party identification, presidential choice, race relations, feeling thermometer data for a variety of political figures and relevant groups or organizations, and current events such as the Iraq War and same-sex marriage. Because differences among the racial and ethnic groups surveyed in this study are of political significance (Whites, African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Caribbean Blacks), much of the data presented here is disaggregated by racial and ethnic group.

  • National Race and Politics Survey (1991)
    Asked questions to gauge attitudes about welfare, race relations, altruism, and members of other races.

  • National Survey of American Life (NSAL), 2001-2003
    Designed to explore racial and ethnic differences in mental disorders, psychological distress, and informal and formal service use from within the context of a variety of presumed risk and protective factors in the African-American and Afro-Caribbean populations of the United States as compared with White respondents living in the same communities.

  • National Survey of Black Americans 1979-1980, 1987-1988, 1988-1989, 1992
    Developed with input from social scientists, students, and a national advisory panel of Black scholars, the survey investigates neighborhood-community integration, services, crime and community contact, the role of religion and the church, physical and mental health, self-esteem, life satisfaction, employment, the effects of chronic unemployment, the effects of race on the job, interaction with family and friends, racial attitudes, race identity, group stereotypes, and race ideology. Demographic variables include education, marital status, income, employment status, occupation, and political behavior and affiliation.

  • National Survey of Latinos (2002, 2004+)
    Surveys among the Latino community with themes each year (immigration, politcs and civil participation, education). Many of the years are also available in Roper IPOLL.

    Sample Size: Nationally representative samples of Latino respondents ages 18 and older.

  • NYPD Stop, Question, and Frisk Report Database (2003+)
    Data records from the New York Police Department Stop, Question and Frisk program.

  • Office for Civil Rights Surveys (1968-1974, 1994)
    Examined issues of school desegregation. Contains data on racial and ethnic composition of students and staff for each academic year in selected school districts. The 1994 Civil Rights Compliance Report also collected data from selected school districts and schools within each selected district.

  • Pew Hispanic Center
    The Pew Hispanic Center is a non-partisan research organization. Its mission is to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the United States.

  • Pew Hispanic Center Survey of Mexicans Living in the U.S. on Absentee Voting in Mexican Elections
    Interviews were conducted from January 16 - February 6, 2006 among a representative sample of 987 Mexican respondents age 18 and older. A total of 62 are registered to vote and 922 are not registered to vote.

  • Pew Social and Demographic Trends
    Studies behaviors and attitudes of Americans in key realms of their lives, including family, community, health, finance, work and leisure. Includes datasets on aging, mobility, gender, middle class, race, marriage, parenthood, Muslim Americans, personal finance, social trust, work, optimism, cars, and family bonds.

  • Pilot National Asian American Political Survey (PNAAPS), 2000-2001
    Multicity, multiethnic, and multilingual survey that provides a preliminary attempt to gauge the political attitudes and behavior of Asian Americans on a national scale.

    Sample Size: 1218

    Pilot National Asian American Political Survey (PNAAPS), 2000-2001 (Electronic File)
    Principal investigator: Pei-te Lien, University of Utah
    Producer: Van Nuys, CA: Interviewing Service of America, Inc.
    Distributor: Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
    Version: ICPSR

  • Portraits of American Life Study (PALS) (2006, 2012)
    Seeks to understand the impact of religion in everyday life, and ultimately the connections between religious change and other forms of change among diverse individuals and families over the course of their lives. Free registration is required.

  • Pretrial Release of Latino Defendants in the United States, 1990-2004
    Assessed the impact of Latino ethnicity on pretrial release decisions in large urban counties.

  • Race and Drug Arrests: Specific Deterrence and Collateral Consequences, 1997-2009
    Examines several explanations for the observed racial/ethnic disparities in drug arrests, the consequences of drug arrest on subsequent drug offending and social bonding, and whether these consequences vary by race/ethnicity. The study is a secondary analysis of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97).

  • Race, Class, and Culture Survey 2012
    Nationally-representative survey of 2,501 Americans with a focus on the role of race and class and its intersection with religion and politics, including extensive analysis of white working-class Americans. One important contribution of this project is the development of a parsimonious and replicable definition of white working class Americans. Highlights the significant divides among white working-class Americans along the lines of region, religion, gender, and age. Questions were asked about voting behavior, candidate favorability, the economy and inequality, view of government, perspectives on America, discrimination and diversity, and social issues (including same-sex marriage, abortion, and the environment).

  • Racial Neighborhood Inequality in the United States, 1980-2010
    Examined economic differences in the neighborhoods where whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians live in the U.S. Although it is commonly believed that blacks and Hispanics generally live in neighborhoods where poverty rates are higher than they are in the neighborhoods where whites and Asians live, very little research has tracked the change in racial disparities in neighborhood conditions over time. In prior research, this project's investigators found that racial differences in neighborhood economic conditions have diminished in the U.S. Since 1980 the decline in racial neighborhood inequality has been much faster than the decline in racial residential segregation. Because prior research on neighborhoods has focused on change in the residential segregation of different racial and ethnic groups, the trend in racial neighborhood inequality has been largely overlooked, and its causes are unknown. The objective of this project is to account for the decline in racial neighborhood inequality by investigating why it has declined faster in some metropolitan areas than in others.

  • RAND Center for Population Health and Health Disparities Data Core Series (CPHHD)
    Dynamic collection composed of a wide selection of analytical measures, encompassing a variety of domains, all derived from a number of disparate data sources. There are currently 7 studies derived for a variety of substantive areas including: Cost-of-Living, Disability, Pollution, Segregation Indices, Street Connectivity, an Index of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status, and an Abridged Decennial Census. The central focus is on geographic measures for census tracts, counties, and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) from two distinct geo-reference points, 1990 and 2000. The number and comprehensiveness of the measures derived within each data set vary according to the expansiveness of the substantive area. Generally speaking, the time periods for which these data are available is the 1990-2000 time period, though data are available for years before and after this time frame, depending upon the data set.

  • Resident Relocation Survey
    Survey of public housing leaseholders in Phase II and III of the Chicago Housing Authority's Housing Transformation initiative.

  • Resource Center for Minority Data (RCMD)
    Provides data resources for the comparative analysis of issues affecting racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States.

  • Social Justice Sexuality Project: 2010 National Survey, including Puerto Rico
    One of the largest national surveys of Black, Latina/o, Asian and Pacific Islander, and multiracial lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. With over 5,000 respondents, the final sample includes respondents from all 50 states; Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico; in rural and suburban areas, in addition to large urban areas; and from a variety of ages, racial/ethnic identities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. The purpose is to document and celebrate the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color. Knowledge-based study that investigates the sociopolitical experiences of this population around 5 themes: racial and sexual identity; spirituality and religion; mental and physical health; family formations and dynamics; civic and community engagement. Demographic variables include: race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, education, religion, household, income, height, weight, location, birthplace, and political affiliation.

  • Survey of Business Owners
    Allows researchers to create customized tables and models and to study entrepreneurial activity and the relationships between business characteristics such as access to capital, firm size, employer-paid benefits, minority- and women-ownership, and firm age. Includes national- and state-level data and detailed characteristics of businesses and their owners while protecting the confidentiality of survey respondents. Includes earlier surveys back to 1992. For surveys prior to 1992, available in paper in the Trustees Reading Room under various call numbers (HD2346.U5 A17; HD2346.U5 S96; HD2346.U5 U48; HD2346.U5 U49). 2007 included microdata. 2012 data can be derived in tables using American FactFinder or through a series of APIs. One must apply for a key to retrieve.

  • Survey of Chicago African Americans (1997)
    Telephone survey of African Americans aged 18 years or older, residing in certain areas of the city of Chicago.

    Sample Size: 756 completed interviews

  • UCLA Latino Home-School Research Project, 1989 - 2003
    Longitudinal study designed to explore whether the cultural values, beliefs, and actions of Latino families provide cultural models that supply children with productive foundations for success in school.

  • Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data [United States] (1960+)
    Periodic nationwide assessments of reported crimes not available elsewhere in the criminal justice system. With the 1977 data, the title was expanded to Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data. Each year, participating law enforcement agencies contribute reports to the FBI either directly or through their state reporting programs. ICPSR archives the UCR data as 5 separate components: (1) summary data, (2) county-level data, (3) incident-level data (National Incident-Based Reporting System [NIBRS]), (4) hate crime data, and (5) various, mostly nonrecurring, data collections. Summary data are reported in four types of files: (a) Offenses Known and Clearances by Arrest, (b) Property Stolen and Recovered, (c) Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHR), and (d) Police Employee (LEOKA) Data (Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted). County-level data provide counts of arrests and offenses aggregated to the county level. County populations are also reported. In the late 1970s, new ways to look at crime were studied. The UCR program was subsequently expanded to capture incident-level data with the implementation of the National Incident-Based Reporting System. The NIBRS data focus on various aspects of a crime incident. Gathering of hate crime data by the UCR program was begun in 1990. Hate crimes are defined as crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. In September 1994, disabilities, both physical and mental, were added to the list. The 5th component of ICPSR's UCR holdings is comprised of various collections, many of which are nonrecurring and prepared by individual researchers. These collections go beyond the scope of the standard UCR collections provided by the FBI, either by including data for a range of years or by focusing on other aspects of analysis. Also see Missing Data in the Uniform Crime Reports, 1977-2000. Select data is also contained in Data-Planet Statistical Datasets.

  • University of Washington-Beyond High School (UW-BHS)
    Began in 1999 as a study of the impact of I-200 (the referendum that ended Affirmative Action) on minority enrollment in higher education in Washington State. Following a successful pilot survey in the spring of 2000, the project eventually included baseline and one-year follow-up surveys of almost 10,000 high school seniors in 5 cohorts across several school districts in the Pacific Northwest. The research objectives of the project were to: (1) describe and explain differences in the transition from high school to college by race and ethnicity, socioeconomic origins, and other characteristics, (2) evaluate of the impact of the Washington State Achievers Program, and (3) explore the implications of multiple race and ethnic identities.

  • What ethnic Americans really think
    Contains results of surveys of six major American ethnic groups (Hispanic Americans, Italian Americans, African Americans, Jewish Americans, Arab Americans and Asian Pacific Americans) analyzing family background and lifestyle characteristics for each ethnic group, along with an analysis on areas of commonality and differences on major policy issues. The groups were all polled between December 1999 and February 2000.

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