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Study Report

Study Number: LA-033-001-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1982

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News poll of public opinion on crime, December 1982.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8100

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy; machine-readable dictionary.

Abstract: This survey was carried out by Chilton Research Services for ABC News. Interviews were conducted with 2,464 respondents during December of 1982. Respondents were questioned regarding their perceptions of crime and the criminal justice system. Questions assessed the respondents' fears of being a victim of crime, perceptions of the seriousness of crime in the U.S., evaluation of the judicial and penal systems, assessment of police performance, and confidence in the ability of the police to prevent crime. The poll also asked respondents' opinions about Reagan's policies, the state of the economy, and government spending. This data collection consists of a printed codebook and one data file. The data are in card-image format with 3 decks per case. The OSIRIS data file has a logical record length of 158 characters. There are approximately 147 variables for 2,464 cases.

SUBJECT TERMS: assaults. correctional facilities. crime. criminal justice system. demographic characteristics. economic attitudes and behavior. government spending. judicial activities. larceny. legal services. living conditions. mass media. murders. neighborhoods. physical violence. police activity. police protection. political attitudes and behavior. presidential performance. public expenditures. rape. residential environment. sentencing. social attitudes and behaviors. theft. victimization. United States.

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