Activities and Maintenance Strategies of Interest Groups in the United States, 1980 and 1985 Archival Version


This data collection was designed to study the organization and maintenance strategies of voluntary membership organizations with offices in Washington, D.C. Major areas of investigation include how groups overcome funding hurdles when first created, benefits provided to entice members to join a group, types of lobbying efforts engaged in, and characteristics of the organization's membership and structure. Voluntary membership organizations listed in the Congressional Quarterly's WASHINGTON INFORMATION DIRECTORY, 1979, 1984, supplemented with groups in the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ASSOCIATIONS. Census, mail survey. A complete description of the sampling design and methodology can be found in Walker, Jack L., Jr. MOBILIZING INTEREST GROUPS IN AMERICA. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1991. 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 4 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation. Guggenheim Foundation. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Earhart Foundation.

Related Identifier DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09601.v1
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Creator Walker, Jack L. Jr.
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Contributor National Science Foundation;Guggenheim Foundation;Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars;Earhart Foundation
Publication Year 1991
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Contact ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Language English
Resource Type Dataset;survey data
Discipline Not stated
Spatial Coverage {"Washington, DC"}
Temporal Coverage point in time : None