Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: LA-042-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1985

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: New York Times survey, December 1985 [political knowledge].  [machine-readable data file] / New York Times  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8690

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: The major political parties are the focus of this survey. Respondents were asked to evaluate whether the Democratic or Republican party would do a better job of handling inflation, unemployment, foreign trade problems, the federal budget deficit, and new problems that may arise in the future, and whether either party would be more likely to keep the United States out of war and keep defenses strong. Respondents also were asked to identify which party has more money, is more organized, and cares more about the needs of big business, women, labor unions, farmers, and blacks. In addition, respondents were asked who they considered to be the important leaders of each party and if there were any groups within each party that concerned them. Other items include the respondent's party identification and voting history, Ronald Reagan's performance as President, big corporations, government corruption, the United States Supreme Court, and abortion. Demographic characteristics also are included.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Eligible voters 18 years or older.

SAMPLE: Stratified random digit dialing.

NOTE: This dataset has a weight variable that must be used in all analyses.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation + SPSS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: OSIRIS with SPSS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: December 14-18, 1985

DATE OF COLLECTION: December 14-18, 1985

SUBJECT TERMS: abortion. corruption. governmental elites. issues. political attitudes and behavior. political elites. political issues. political party evaluation. state politics. United States.

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