This collection contains surveys, administrative records, and research papers related to the National Chicano Survey conducted
by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan in 1979.
From the website of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: "The 1979 Chicano Survey, conducted
by the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, was a household survey of persons of Mexican descent living
in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and Chicago, Illinois. The purpose of the survey was to compile a statistically
representative and comprehensive body of empirical information about the social, economic, and psychological status of Chicanos.
Interviews were conducted in Spanish or English, depending upon the respondent's preference. 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. The
principal investigator was Carlos H. Arce."
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