Accession Number : AD0259195

Title :   COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PERSONAL AND PERCEIVED NATIONAL IDEOLOGIES

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : WHEATLEY,CHARLES W.

Report Date : 05 MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This report is concerned with the problem of how citizens of contemporary societies relate to their countrymen, to their nation, and to other nations in ideological terms. The survey was attempted by requesting that each Finnish and Brazilian legislator and student in the sample designate which from a list future outcomes would be most, next most, least, and next least desired by specific referent nations. The respondent was requested to rate these outcomes for their personal desirability. From these data, indices of ideological orientation were obtained for each respondent group with respect to each nation. Such indices might take values between minus and plus twelve. Subjects were then characterized as being either in agreement of disagreement with their national ideology. The resulting empirical distributions were found to correlate with other central variables of this study, as specified in the body of this report. The approach represented is viewed as an initial step in assessing the ideological constitution of particular nations and their citizenry on a replicable basis. (Author)

Descriptors :   *POLITICAL SCIENCE, *SOCIAL SCIENCES, *SOCIOLOGY, CULTURE, ECONOMICS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, SOCIOMETRICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE