This data collection is composed of seven files: six individual country datasets (Austria, India, Japan, Netherlands, Nigeria, and Yugoslavia) and a comparative cross-national dataset. The study resulted from data collected for the collaborative project "Cross-National Program in Political and Social Change" in seven nations conducted primarily by Sidney Verba, Norman H. Nie, and Jae-On Kim. This survey was designed to deal comprehensively with one aspect of the larger study: to ascertain the ways citizens participate politically in local and national affairs and the processes that lead them to do so. Personal interviews were conducted from 1966 to 1971 in seven nations, including the United States. The United States dataset can be found separately in the collection, POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN AMERICA, 1967 [ICPSR 7015], and is included in the Cross-National file (Part 7). Questions were asked to measure respondents' involvement in political organizations at both the local and national levels, participation in formal and informal community groups, the extent of individual contact with public officials, attitudes toward recent political and social changes, and interest in the political process. Demographic items specify age, sex, marital status, occupation, household composition, length of stay in community, size of community, education, home ownership, family income, political party identification, religion, race, union membership, position in union, and reason for joining union.... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/07768.xml.