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Study Report

Study Number: SM-013-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Minorities and Race Relations

Bibliographic Citation: WABC-TV/New York Daily News race relations poll, January 1988.  [machine-readable data file] / WABC-TV  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9187

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This data collection examines race relations in New York City. Respondents were asked to name the most important black leader in New York City and to give their opinions on whether income and living conditions were getting better or worse for most blacks and whether there was more or less anti-white/anti-black feeling among members of the other race. In addition, respondents were asked if they agreed or disagreed with these statements: 1) The police and the courts treat blacks as fairly as they treat whites, 2) If blacks tried harder they could be just as well off as whites, 3) Discrimination has unfairly held blacks down but many problems today are brought on by blacks themselves, and 4) Blacks have been held back because Jews control the educational system in the city. Additional topics covered include the Howard Beach incident in which several white youths were found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a black youth, the selection of the black educator Richard Green as chancellor of the city schools, and the respondent's opinion of several public figures. Background information on respondents includes religion, race, sex, and borough of residence.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in New York City.

SAMPLE: Random digit dialing.

NOTE: The data contain blanks. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: January 5-6, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: January 5-6, 1988

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