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Study Report

Study Number: QD-024-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1990

Subject Area: Education Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News education poll, February, 1990.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9440

Date Accessioned: 12/21/1993

Comments: Ordered for John Witte, Political Science.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 11/15/1993

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This survey focuses on public education in the United States. Respondents were asked if they thought improvement of the educational system was the most important thing that the United States must do to meet strong economic challenges from the European nations and Japan, how they rated the quality of the public education and teachers, and if the problems of education were bigger than those of the federal budget deficit, drugs, hunger and malnutrition, the environment, and foreign economic competition. In addition, respondents were asked to rate the effectiveness of various means to improve the quality of education, if federal, state, or local government should provide the most money for public schools, if failure to improve educational system would turn the United States into a second-rate power, and if the Bush administration was doing enough to improve the educational system. Background information on respondents includes education, age, sex, income, race, and state/region of residence.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia.

SAMPLE: Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within household, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was at home at the time of the interview.

NOTE: The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: February 14-15, 1990

DATE OF COLLECTION: February 14-15, 1990

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