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Study Report

Study Number: SA-036-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1992

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News women's issues poll, July 1992.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9936

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: In this survey, female respondents were asked about issues and problems of particular concern to women. Respondents selected the biggest problems facing women from a list covering the areas of health, children, employment, abortion, crime, and marriage. Comments were solicited on whether this country had made most of the changes needed to give women equal rights with men, and whether respondents had a favorable view of the National Organization for Women (NOW). Respondents were asked to look back on their lives and to indicate whether they wished they had placed more or less emphasis on things such as education, preparation for a career or work outside the home, children, husbands or close romantic relationships, and time for themselves. Those surveyed indicated the extent to which they worried about adequate family medical care, obtaining a legal abortion, sexual harassment, breast cancer, and managing both a job and home life. Additional questions asked if the trend toward both parents working outside the home had a positive or negative effect on families, and if respondents agreed with a series of statements ranging from ''Many men today are not as committed to marriage as they used to be,'' to ''I sometimes wish that we could go back to the days when most women didn't work outside the home.'' Background information on respondents includes political alignment, education, age, marital status, employment status, race, household income, parental status, and employment outside the home.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Female adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.

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

NOTE: A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used with any analysis.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (text).

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: June 29-July 6, 1992

DATE OF COLLECTION: June 29-July 6, 1992

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: NONNUM/ BLANKS

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