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Study Report

Study Number: LA-050-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1986

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News Tylenol poisoning poll, February 1986.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8575

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This survey was conducted after a woman in New York died from taking cyanide-poisoned Tylenol capsules. Respondents were asked if they use non-prescription capsule drugs, if they use Tylenol, if they had heard of the poisoning case, and if it will affect their use of capsule drugs. Additional questions include whether the drug company did enough to ensure the safety of the product, whether drug companies should discontinue the production of all capsules, and whether TV reports of the incident were too sensationalized. They were also asked if they thought the incident was the act of a mentally disturbed person or a terrorist, whether they thought that others might attempt the same thing, and if they were afraid that their own food and drugs might be tampered with. Age and sex were also recorded.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: The population of the United States aged 18 and over.

SAMPLE: Households were selected by random digit dialing.

NOTE: The data contain blanks.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: February 18, 1986

DATE OF COLLECTION: February 18, 1986

SUBJECT TERMS: business conditions. consumer attitudes and behavior. current affairs. economic attitudes and behavior. health. mass media. public health. television. terrorism. United States.

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