Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: LA-040-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1985

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News national surveys, 1985.  [machine-readable data file] / CBS News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8547

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: Each dataset contains questions of topical relevance or questions which pertain to broader social issues. The hijacking of TWA flight 847 was the focus of the first two surveys. Respondents were asked to evaluate Reagan's handling of the crisis, to give their opinions on how the United States should deal with terrorism and terrorists, and to explain their attitudes about United States policy in the Middle East and media coverage of the event. Attitudes towards air safety, including effects on travel plans, were explored in the third survey. The fourth dealt with the United States/Soviet summit meeting in Geneva. Questions regarding the summit include approval or disapproval of Reagan's handling of the summit, whether and how to negotiate with the Soviet Union, attitudes towards Gorbachev, and the role the leaders' wives played. In the final survey, respondents were queried about professional football--the game, teams, players, coaches, and media coverage. All respondents were asked for demographic information.

SOURCE: telephone surveys

UNIVERSE: Adults in the United States age 18 and over.

SAMPLE: Stratified random digit dialing.

NOTE: There is a weight variable for each dataset which must be used in any analysis. The area code and exchange code variables have been recoded to 9's for reasons of confidentiality.


DATA TYPE: survey data



DATE OF COLLECTION: June 18-December 11, 1985

SUBJECT TERMS: crises, international. current affairs. demographic characteristics. detente. diplomatic relations. entente. events. events, international. foreign affairs. international affairs. international interactions. international politics. leisure. major power dyadic interactions. mass media. newspapers. physical violence. political attitudes and behavior. presidential performance. recreational activities. television. terrorism. transportation. travel patterns. visits, diplomatic. Lebanon. Middle East. Near East. Reagan, Ronald. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. United States.

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