III was a replication of the 1924-1925 survey research done for the
original Middletown study by Robert and Helen Lynd in Muncie, Indiana.
Middletown III included the Family Roles Survey (1977), the High School
Survey (1977, 1989), the Community Survey (1978),
the Government Services Survey (1978), the Kinship Survey (1978), the
Neighborhood Survey (1978), the Religion Survey (1978), the Women's
Occupational Survey (1978), and the Recreation Survey (1982). Middletown
IV was a 1999 replication of two of the most
important surveys that had been conducted in 1924 and 1977: the
Community Survey and the High School Survey.
III research formed the basis for Caplow et al., All
Faithful People (1983)
and Caplow et al., Middletown
Families (1985), as well as numerous articles. Middletown IV
research is featured in Caplow, Hicks and Wattenberg, The First Measured
Century (2000), its companion television program and website, and in
Investigators on these projects were Theodore Caplow,
University of Virginia; Howard Bahr, Brigham Young University; Bruce
Chadwick, Brigham Young University; Vaughn R. A. Call, Brigham Young
University; and Louis Hicks, St. Mary's College of Maryland. Both
projects were supported by the Center for Middletown
link to the data can be found here.
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