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Study Report

Study Number: SM-015-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Minorities and Race Relations

Bibliographic Citation: Washington Post race relations poll, March 1988: Washington, DC.  [machine-readable data file] / Washington Post  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9063

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This survey focuses on race relations in the greater Washington, DC area. Respondents were asked to name the most important problem facing the area, if the area was divided into two societies (one black and one white), if things were getting better/worse/staying the same for blacks in the area, and if the respondent had ever been discriminated against because of race in getting a quality education, housing, a job, or equal wages. In addition respondents were queried regarding the level of discrimination against blacks in the Washington, DC area and whether it was increasing, if the respondent agreed or disagreed with a number of statements regarding the causes and consequences of racial discrimination, the effects of government welfare and affirmative action programs, the racial composition of the respondent's immediate neighborhood, places in greater Washington, DC where people of the respondent's race would not be welcomed by local residents or where the respondent would feel uncomfortable living, and the respondent's social interactions with people of other races. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, education, marital status, household composition, income, receipt of government assistance, length of residency at present address, sex, and state/region of residence.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the greater Washington, DC area.

SAMPLE: Random digit dialing.

NOTE: The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: March 17-24, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: March 17-24, 1988

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