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Title: National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse: Drug Experience, Attitudes, and Related Behavior Among Adolescents and Adults [USMISC1973-DRUGS]
Survey Sponsor: National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse
Survey Firm: Response Analysis Corporation
Study Date: September 1-October 1, 1972
Sample: National adult, including an oversample of 1,162 young adults (age 18-29)
Sample Size: 2411
Survey Notes: None
Variables: 344
Abstract:
Feeling nervous, depressed, stressed (1); methods of coping with stress (7); familiarity with various substances (14); early experience with alcohol (3); non-prescription medication use (18); barbiturate use (18); tranquilizer use (18); amphetamine use (18); sharing prescription pills (2); doctor/respondent knows better whether respondent should take medication (1); fear of dependency (1); drug interactions (1); agree/disagree with statements about marihuana (marijuana) More...
Weight: Columns 299-304 (xxx.xx) -- Varname: WEIGHT
The study dataset(s) contain weight factors that should be employed in any data analysis. Typically weights are used in an attempt to assure that the survey sample more accurately represents the population.
Usage Note: This dataset was obtained in ASCII format from the National Archives catalog (archive number: 1227190). Do not use the column locations found on the questionnaires as they refer to the original column binary file. Please refer to the ASCII data locations found on page 2 of the documentation PDF instead. Data for a portion of questions are missing from the National Archives ASCII file and are therefore unavailable (see documentation for details). Dataset frequencies have been verified against public record, and any discrepancies have been noted in the documentation. This dataset contains data for the adult sample only. Data for the youth sample can be found in the National Archives catalog (archive number: 1227191).
Citation:

National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse. National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse: Drug Experience, Attitudes, and Related Behavior Among Adolescents and Adults, Sep, 1972 [dataset]. USMISC1973-DRUGS, Version 4. Response Analysis Corporation [producer]. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, RoperExpress [distributor], accessed Jun-19-2019.

 

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