Accession Number : AD0613315

Title :   STUDY INSTRUMENTS: SECOND WAVE BRAZIL AND FINLAND,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Nehnevajsa,Jiri ; Frances,Albert

Report Date : 15 OCT 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : A system of questions was developed which would tap information as well as saliency without enlarging the scope of the basic study instrument. In the second wave of questioning, the subjects--both panel and new sample-were asked open-ended questions about events which may have increased significantly the likelihood of: voluntary drift of non-Communist nations toward Communism (by 1965); pro-Communist revolutions; war between nonCommunist nations; World War III; war between Communist nations (especially USSR against China); drift toward democracy in major Communist nations; reconciliation; Third Force emergence; dissolution of Western Alliances; dissolution of Soviet Alliances; disarmament; small wars between Communist and non-Communist powers (which do not mushroom into World War III); continuation of status quo; and anti-Communist revolutions. Respondents were asked to specify events, if any, which in his opinion may have the effect he is asked about. It is assumed that when such specific events are listed, the respondent is (a) informed about them, and (b) considers them salient. The present instrument tells about events which force themselves into his mind immediately (when asked), and which are, therefore, of paramount saliency with regard to the item under scrutiny. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POLITICAL SCIENCE, PUBLIC OPINION), (*PUBLIC OPINION, POLITICAL SCIENCE), FOREIGN POLICY, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), SAMPLING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, SOCIOLOGY, TEST METHODS, PROBABILITY, COMMUNISM, BRAZIL, FINLAND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE