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Study Report

Study Number: SK-004-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Violence

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News crime poll, November 1993.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6393

Date Accessioned: 1/20/1997

Number of Files Received: 4

Comments: This CD-ROM [ICPSR PCD96003] contains recently released new data collections from the ICPSR. Beginning in 1996, ICPSR started periodic production and distribution to Official Representatives of CD-ROMs containing copies of data collections that have been recently acquired and released. Collections, or parts thereof, that are either too large or problematic for the CD-ROM media may not be included. Each collection included on this CD-ROM resides in its own subdirectory. In addition to the collection subdirectories, there are two other subdirectories used to organize information files on this and other Periodic Release CD-ROMs: \INFO and \INDEXES.

Access Status: Access limited to U.W. Madison campus

Date Ordered: 1/20/1997

Documentation: Machine-readable; typically includes codebook and/or SAS, SPSS data definition statements.

Abstract: This special topic poll focused on crime in the United States. Respondents were asked to estimate whether violent crime was going up or down in the United States and in their own neighborhoods. The survey also posed questions designed to estimate crime trends involving assault weapons and to determine whether respondents favored or opposed stronger legislation controlling the distribution of handguns and assault weapons in the United States. Additional questions related to legislation that would put a heavy tax on bullets. Respondents were asked whether they thought that stronger legislation controlling the distribution of handguns in the United States and the tax on bullets would reduce the amount of crime and violence, and if respondents would give up some of their freedoms if it meant a reduction in criminal activity. Demographic variables include race and sex.

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