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Study Report

Study Number: LA-530-001-1-1-Mexico-ICPSR-1986

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: New York Times Mexico survey, 1986.  [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: 8666

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: The New York Times conducted interviews with residents of Mexico to measure public opinion in that country on current social, economic, and political issues. Respondents were asked to comment on the state of the Mexican national economy, their personal political beliefs and party identification, views on the performance of the Mexican government, feelings toward the use of illegal drugs, religious practices, employment status and job description, educational attainments, income, and family composition. They also listed both the positive and negative aspects of life in the United States, compared them with life in Mexico, and gave their opinions on both the American government and the American people. Their attitudes toward the United States were judged in comparison with those for Spain, Cuba, Japan, the Soviet Union, France, and Columbia. They were also questioned about their feelings toward the Sandinista government in Nicaragua.

SOURCE: personal interviews, and self-enumerated forms

UNIVERSE: Adult population of Mexico.

SAMPLE: National probability sample of 1,576 individuals living in communities greater than 2,499 inhabitants and a smaller, representative sample of 299 individuals living in communities with 1,000 to 2,499 inhabitants.

NOTE: The variable, WEIGHT, applies to the national probability sample of 1,576 individuals living in communities with a population in excess of 2,499 but should not be applied for analysis of the 299 respondents living in smaller towns (individuals coded 1 in CITYSIZE, 36 in CITY, and 2 in FILTER). Hard-copy materials include a variable description list and questionnaire written in English and a list of codes and questionnaire written in Spanish. Only the variable description list contains the correct variable locations for this dataset. Column locations described in the Spanish language materials are not applicable.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: October 28 - November 4, 1986

DATE OF COLLECTION: October 28 - November 4, 1986

SUBJECT TERMS: corruption. cross-national. developing nations. drugs. economic attitudes and behavior. economic conditions. education. employment. family. financial affairs. government effectiveness. government expenditures. government performance. income. international interactions. living conditions. national business situation. national pride. political attitudes and behavior. political party preference. public debt. quality of life. religion. social attitudes and behavior. transnational relations. Central America. Columbia. Cuba. France. Japan. Latin America. Mexico. Nicaragua. Spain. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. United States.

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