Local Government Services: Strathclyde Area Survey, 1973


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The purpose of this study was to provide detailed information about the general economic sociological and political features of the population, as well as more specific data on satisfaction with and knowledge of local government services.

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Attitudinal/Behavioural Questions Residence (present and previous): length, number of rooms, tenure, details of method and amount of payment, amenities satisfaction, knowledge of housing schemes in area, attitude to local housing department, comparison of Glasgow District Council with other places and previous years. Satisfaction with amenities and services in neighbourhood, friends living in area, membership of clubs/trade unions/tenants' associations, frequency of attendance, travel time. Attendance at planning meetings, knowledge of and contact with district planning office, application for planning permission, opinion of planning, comparison of Glasgow planning with other places and with previous years. Respondents were asked to give their opinion (marks out of ten) of the relative importance of various planning priorities. Subjective nationality, subjective social class, religion, church attendance. Respondents asked to assess their social efficacy in relation to local housing department, planning department. Bus service-satisfaction ratings (out of ten): fares, conductors, drivers, frequency, cleanliness, area covered by service, overall opinion, comparison of local bus service with other places and with previous years. Similar satisfaction ratings of respondents were conducted for roads, police and education. Knowledge and opinion of local council and national government was assessed, political efficacy. Questions were asked of those over 65 and/or disabled concerning such issues as mobility, special equipment, help from local council, opinion of social work department, details about regular doctor. Background Variables Age, sex, marital status, children (number under five, number at school), employment status, ownership of car and/or telephone, place of birth, income (earnings, pensions, benefits, income from shares, savings). Occupation: type, previous employment, length. Journey to work. Education: locations of schools attended, age when finished school.

(1) Glasgow - stratified, random sample based on social need and geographical contiguity (social ne

Face-to-face interview

DOI https://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-31-1
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Creator Brand, J. A., University of Strathclyde, Department of Politics
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 1974
Funding Reference West Central Scotland Plan Steering Committee; Economic and Social Research Council
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Discipline Jurisprudence; Law; Social and Behavioural Sciences
Spatial Coverage Strathclyde; Scotland